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Development and Marine Planning (policy)

The Development and Marine Planning Team cover a range of responsibilities associated with strategic and local policy development for the use, development and protection of land and sea in Orkney.

The core responsibility of the team is the preparation and review of the Orkney Local Development Plan and the Orkney Regional Marine Plan as well as other associated policy documents such as renewable energy and aquaculture.

We have responsibilities for biodiversity, archaeology, access, built heritage conservation and urban design. 

Additionally we assist our Development Management colleagues in the determination of planning applications.

The Team


All Development and Marine Planning pages can be accessed from the 'More pages in this section' menu.

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School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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