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Guidance on Conservation Areas

Designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent

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This interim document on the designation of Conservation Areas and Conservation Area Consent provides

detailed guidance on the application of the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS) to Conservation Areas.

It sets out the principles we recommend are followed in the Scottish planning system. 

This document should be read alongside HEPS and our Managing Change Guidance Notes series.

  • Audiences:

    Planners and Owners
  • Date Published:

    25 April 2019
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Operational Policy, Technical, Advice & Guidance, Managing Change Guidance
  • Author(s):

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Format(s):

    Download PDF

  • Language:

    English

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