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Housing Land Audit

Orkney Islands Council, in line with Scottish Planning Policy, is required to carry out a Housing Land Audit (HLA). This is an audit of the land that has been allocated as ‘Housing Allocations’ in the Orkney Local Development Plan 2017 (OLDP2017).

The purpose of this audit is to monitor the land that has been allocated via the OLDP2017 to ensure that there is an adequate supply of developable land for the duration of the OLDP2017, and beyond.

It is appreciated that on the preparation of a site development brief and/or during the planning application process, constraints obstructing or delaying the application may come to light. Any sites where such constraints have been highlighted, are noted in this audit.

Prior to the audit each year, a full survey will be carried out on each allocation to identify emerging constraints.

The Housing Land Audit 2020 has been published in an interactive, online format, which is available via the 'Related Sites' section of this webpage.

If you have any questions about the HLA or require assistance viewing the information, please contact Development and Marine Planning on 01856873535.

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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