MANAGING CHANGE IN THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT GUIDANCE NOTES
Government policies concerning alteration or change within the Historic Environment are set out in the Scottish Historic Environment Policy (2011), [pdf, 312kb]
and The Scottish Planning Policy (2010) [pdf, 299kb]
Because these documents use technical and shorthand language we have produced a series of Guidance Notes [‘MCGN’s’] which are intended to ‘translate’ policies into everyday context and language.
Our key aims are to identify the main issues which can arise in different situations, to advise on how best to deal with these, and to do so in a way that enables everyone to understand the reasoning which underlies our advice.
Managing Change Guidance Notes
Accessibility [pdf, 4.5mb] Battlefields [pdf, 11.4mb] Boundaries [pdf, 4mb] Demolition [pdf, 2.3mb
] Doorways [pdf, 3.7mb] Engineering Structures [pdf, 3.8mb] External fixtures [pdf, 3.2mb] External Walls [pdf, 3mb] Extensions [pdf, 3.2mb] Interiors [pdf, 3mb] Micro-renewables [pdf, 3mb] Roofs [pdf, 3mb] Setting [pdf, 2mb] Shopfronts [pdf, 3mb] Wave and Tidal Energy Guidance [pdf, 5.09mb] Wave and Tidal Energy Guidance Large Print [pdf, 351kb] Windows [pdf, 3.4mb] Works on Scheduled Monuments [pdf, 776kb] Intervention by Planning Authorities [pdf, 62kb] Appeals, Purchase Notices and Compensation: the rights of the applicant [pdf, 50kb] Glossary [pdf, 59kb]
Managing Change Guidance Notes: Consultations
Our existing published guidance has been through a process of public consultation to ensure that it is robust and meets our stakeholder’s needs. As we are constantly reviewing content to ensure it is fit for purpose, and developing new guidance to respond to users’ needs, we also place consultation drafts on our website.
We would welcome your views on any the drafts open to public consultation. Please visit our consultation page
More broadly, your views on the series – be that errors, priorities for new MCGN’s, etc. - would be helpful to us. So do please feel welcome to send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org