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Policy direction for the historic environment

Our role in planning

Longmore House, Historic Scotland headquarters, Edinburgh

The role of Historic Scotland in planning the planning system.

Managing Change in the Historic Environment

 St Enoch Square Travel Centre, Glasgow - formerly St Enoch Underground Station

Operational guidance on managing change to listed buildings and conservation areas.

Environmental Assessment

Mount Stuart

Our role in environmental assessment.

Joint Working Agreement

Front cover of A Joint Working Agreement Between Historic Scotland and Planning Authorities in Relation to Statutory Casework and Consultation

A Joint Working Agreement between Historic Scotland and Planning Authorities

New Design in Historic Settings

From front cover of New Design in Historic Settings

Toolkit and design standard for new development in historic areas.

Scotland's Historic Environment Audit

Mertoun Parkland

An ongoing assessment of Scotland’s historic environment.

 
 
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Policy Publications

View all policy books & documents in our publications section.

Free publications

Traditional Building Health Check Scheme

View all documents relating to the scheme.

Health Check Scheme Documents