Draft Landscape Supplementary Guidance

Closed 30 Sep 2019

Opened 19 Aug 2019

Feedback updated 14 Jul 2021

We asked

Do you agree with the minor proposed changes to the Landscape Supplementary Guidance.

You said

  • Consider areas in Kinross-shire for designation
  • Update the forces for change section
  • Review Ochil Hills text

We did

Careful consideration was made to the suggestions proposed with updates made to forces for change and in the Ochil Hills text. The Council decided not to designate the Kinross-shire features at this stage.

The Landscape Supplementary Guidance was approved by the Council's Strategic Policy and Resources Committee on the 29 January 2020 and submitted to Scottish Ministers for consideration on 3 February 2020. Following the necessary adoption procedures, the Supplementary Guidance has now been formally adopted by the Council.

Results updated 15 Jul 2021

The final guidance was adopted on 29 January 2020. See Item 7 of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee agenda for detail of the results of the consultation.


The Landscape Supplementary Guidance provides detailed guidance on the application of Policy 39: Landscape in the proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) and in particular the final paragraph of the policy. This paragraph details how applicants are expected to address Local Landscape Area designations.

The Guidance is aimed at assisting developers, decision makers and those preparing or commenting on planning applications. It covers a general recognition of the value of landscape to Perth & Kinross and how applications affecting wildness and Wild Land Areas will be addressed. Primarily the Guidance details each Local Landscape Area and the special qualities which applications affecting these areas are expected to address. The original version of this guidance was the result of a detailed professional study and adopted in 2015. The Guidance is considered to continue to be relevant and there have been no significant changes other than to reflect changes in references and policy wording in the proposed LDP 2.

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Why your views matter

The Guidance has been updated to align with the proposed LDP2. While there have been no major revisions we are required to consult on all Supplementary Guidance which will be adopted alongside the LDP 2.

This consultation will provide an opportunity for all stakeholders and interested parties to comment on the proposed Guidance. All comments are welcome and will be fully considered and used to inform any modifications. The Guidance and all consultation responses received will be reported back to Committee.

Who Is Consulting

Perth & Kinross Council, Housing & Environment Service, Planning & Development, Development Plans Team.

Who Can Comment

Anyone can comment, including:

  • Developers
  • Agents
  • Landowners
  • Community Councils
  • Members of the public and community organisations.

How To Comment

You can make comments on the draft supplementary guidance online by clicking on the 'Give Us Your Views' link below. Or you may send your comments by email to the address at the top of this page, or by post to the Local Development Plan Team at Perth & Kinross Council, Housing & Environment Service, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD.

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What happens next

This consultation has now closed. Your comments are valuable because they will be used to shape the final version of the Supplementary Guidance.

The Council will consider the issues raised in the comments that were made during the consultation. We will prepare a report setting out the comments we received and an explanation of how these comments were taken into account when preparing and finalising the Supplementary Guidance. The finalised Supplementary Guidance will be issued and adopted, and it will then form part of the Development Plan and will be used when determining planning applications.


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