The Development Management work package includes implementation of Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 provisions relating to:
Several of the development management provisions have already been brought into force, including requirements relating to noise-sensitive developments, provision of changing places toilet facilities and a statement as to conformity with the development plan. See the Legislation page for more details.
The changes to requirements for pre-application consultation requirements with communities about national and major development, which were due to come into force on 1 October 2021, and the related changes in section 18 of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, are to be postponed until 1 April 2022. To this effect, Regulations in SSI 2021/292 and SSI 2021/291 came into effect on 29 September 2021. Work will, however, continue on guidance to accompany the postponed changes.
Section 17 of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 includes provisions for planning authorities to be able to designate Short-Term Let Control Areas within their boundaries. In those areas, the use of a dwellinghouse for short term letting is deemed to involve a material change of use and therefore always needs planning permission. The arrangements for designating control areas are further set in the Short-Term let Control Area Regulations. The provisions will be in force from 1 April 2021 and we are preparing associated guidance.
Last Updated: 30 Sep 2021