Orkney Islands Council
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Guidance for the Plan

After the adoption of the Orkney Local Development Plan 2017, five Supplementary Guidance have statutory status, meaning they form part of the Plan and have the same weight when deciding planning applications. They are:

  • Settlement Statements.
  • Housing in the Countryside.
  • Energy.
  • Natural Environment.
  • Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage.

In addition, there is a Planning Policy Advice document "Historic Environment - Topics and Themes", which supports the Natural Environment and Cultural Heritage Supplementary Guidance.

All of the above documents, including the respective consultation reports and appendices,  are available via the blue menu on the left of this page.

If you have any questions about any of these document please contact Development and Marine Planning on 01856873535 extension 2531, or by email.

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