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Recently closed consultations

Consultation results are set out in our closed consultation reports.

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 Draft Corporate Plan 2019 onwards

Between August and November 2018, we asked you to help us write the next chapter in our story by taking part in the consultation on our draft Corporate Plan. 

Your feedback

Thank you for giving your feedback.

This consultation closed on Friday 2 November 2018. We are now reviewing your responses and a consultation report is being prepared.

If you have any queries please email corporateplan@hes.scot