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The Highland-wide Local Development Plan was adopted on 5 April 2012 and supersedes the General Policies and other related material of this Local Plan. A Parliamentary Order has been made to retain other elements within the Local Plans listed below. This provides the necessary clarity about which parts of the Local Plans continue in force alongside the Highland-wide Local Development Plan until such time as the relevant Area Local Development Plans is adopted. A full schedule of the retained elements of the following plans are contained within Appendix 7 of the HwLDP. Click here to view or download the updated version of Appendix 7 (pdf 617kb).
When using the following adopted Local Plans these must be read in conjunction with the Highland-wide Local Development Plan.
Visit the Local Plan pages for each Area via the links below:
Other relevant information is available via the links below:
Habitats Regulation Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment
For the Parliamentary Order to be passed it had to be clear that the retained elements of the adopted local plans have met the requirements of European Community Law with respect to Habitats Regulation Appraisal (HRA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment. The Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) considers all the policies and proposals of the adopted local plans which are intended to be retained in force. The Plan must be read alongside the HRA, where the HRA identifies allocations that are likely to have significant effects either alone or in combination these are identified, a list of sites is contained in Appendix 7 of the HwLDP and within each area Local Plan as continued in force April 2012 version.
Strategic Environmental Assessment
As with all Plans, Policies and Strategies the Council produces, the retention of adopted local plans has been subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment to assess the level of significance of any environmental impacts. It has been determined following comments from the Consultation Authorities that a Strategic Environmental Assessment is not required. Please see the links below for the relevant documents:
Development Plans Team:
Telephone (01349) 886 608
Fax (01463) 702 298
A glossary of some of the terms used in the text of Local Plans.