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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]
The Scottish Planning Policy 2014 [pdf, 524kb]
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]
Heritage Management Directorate
Historic Scotland Longmore House Salisbury Place Edinburgh EH9 1SH Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8716
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