Scottish Government’s policies on alteration or change in the historic environment are set out in Scottish Planning Policy (SPP).
We’ve taken these high-level documents and put them into everyday language and contexts.
The aim is to explain clearly:
- the best practices for managing change in the historic environment
- how to apply SPP requirements
Each Managing Change guidance note looks at a different theme in terms of:
- the key issues that might arise
- how best to deal with such issues
- the reasons behind our advice
The Historic Environment Policy Statement provides detail on how the high level policy in SPP should be applied in practice.
Guidance notes for download
Fire Safety Management
Gardens and Designed Landscapes
New Design in Historic Settings
Shopfronts and Signs
Wave and Tidal Energy
Works on Scheduled Monuments
Intervention by Planning Authorities [PDF, 62KB]
Appeals, Purchase Notices and Compensation: The rights of the applicant [PDF, 50KB]
Glossary [PDF, 59KB]
Heritage Management Directorate
Historic Environment Scotland
Telephone: 0131 668 8716