1 Overview

Our consultation periods last between four to eight weeks. The consultations are open to the public for comment during this time.

After closing, all feedback from the consultation period is reviewed and compiled in a consultation report.

Visit our publications section for closed consultation reports.

2 Revised guidance on local landscape designations

Historic Environment Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage invited comments on revised guidance on Local Landscape Areas (LLAs).

LLAs are scenic areas of high local value. Local authorities often give these landscapes a designation to protect them from damage and inappropriate development.

The revised guidance aims to help Planning Authorities identify or review their local landscape designation, and maximise their benefits. Councils use the guidance when preparing local development plans to ensure special qualities are safeguarded and enjoyed by the community. The planning tool can also help communities identify and celebrate landscapes which are especially valued locally.

Your feedback

Thank you for giving your feedback on the revised guidance.

This consultation closed on 3 March 2017 and the consultation report is being prepared.

For further details, contact LLA@snh.gov.uk.

3 An Asset Management Approach to the Historic Environment

We invited comments on a new guidance note for government departments, local authorities, public bodies and those with large estates with multiple historic environment assets.

The document is an adaptation and expansion of Chapter 5 of the Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP), December 2011. SHEP was replaced in June 2016 by the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement (HESPS). Chapter 5 of SHEP was not replicated in HESPS, and we produced the standalone guidance note on Asset Management in response

Your feedback

Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments and advice.

This consultation closed on 23 March 2017 and the consultation report is being prepared.

4 Asset Transfer and Historic Environment Scotland

We recently published an interim policy on how we will facilitate Asset Transfer under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and invited communities to feedback on the guidance we are providing.

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, community bodies have the right to request the transfer of land and other assets to community ownership. Community bodies can make an Asset Transfer Request for assets owned or leased by us, or that we manage on behalf of Scottish Ministers.

Your feedback

We appreciate your feedback on the guidance and register.

This consultation closed at Friday 24 March 2017 and the policy is currently being revised.

5 Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Windows

We invited comments on revised guidance on windows, part of our update to series of non-statutory guidance notes on best practices in Managing Change in the Historic Environment.

These documents provide guidance on making changes to the historic environment and are in line with Scottish Planning Policy and Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

Your feedback

Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments and advice.

This consultation closed on Friday 28 April 2017 and the consultation report is being prepared.

6 New guidance on research excavations

We invited comments on a new guidance note on research excavations, part of our update to series of non-statutory guidance notes on best practices in Managing Change in the Historic Environment.

These documents provide guidance on making changes to the historic environment and are in line with Scottish Planning Policy and Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

Your feedback

Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments and advice.

This consultation closed on Friday 5 May 2017 and the consultation report is being prepared.

7 The Inventory of Historic Battlefields

We invited your feedback on our Inventory of Historic Battlefields. This is a list of nationally important battlefields in Scotland and there are currently 40 historic battlefields on the inventory.

We asked for your feedback on how the Inventory of Historic Battlefields has been working within the planning system since it was created in 2011 and how members of the public are using the inventory.

Your feedback

Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments and advice.

This consultation closed on Wednesday 4 May 2017 and the consultation report is being prepared.

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