Historic Environment Scotland is part of the Scottish Government Key Agencies Group, all members of which engage closely with the planning system. Various agreements help us to work closely with one another on planning issues.

Joint Working Agreement

Joint working agreements between Historic Environment Scotland and planning authorities set out current working practices and goals for how we work with individual authorities.

The aim is to ensure that our public body and the planning authorities work consistently and transparently to an agreed standard to manage Scotland’s historic environment.

Download the draft Historic Environment Scotland & Dumfries and Galloway Council Joint Working Agreement 2015–16 [PDF, 183KB]