Orkney Islands Council
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Development Management Guidance

These are documents which have been approved by Council, but which it was not necessary to consult upon. They are used in Development Management to offer guidance in the determination of planning applications. The documents are available via the 'Related Downloads' section.

Following the adoption of the Orkney Local Development Plan 2017 on 18 April 2017, the weight and position of a number of these documents has changed. We are currently working to refresh these webpages to reflect this. In the meantime please contact Development and Marine Planning if you have any questions 01856873535 extension 2531 or by email.

Please note that not all of these documents are fully accessible at this time. We apologise for this inconvenience, and advise that we are working to make them accessible to all. In the meantime, if you require any help please contact the Development and Marine Planning Team on 01856873535.

Please refer to the menu at the bottom of this page for more information in respect of development planning guidance documentation.