Plans and Policies

Plans, Policies and Strategies that affect or influence on biodiversity in Scotland

There are many plan, policies and strategies that impact upon biodiversity at national (UK and Scotland) level, as well as regional and local levels. The main policies are detailed here, but there are many more not listed here which may have an impact on biodiversity and related projects in the area.

A Strategy for Scottish Invertebrate Conservation - www.buglife.org.uk/Resources/Buglife/Documents/PDF/ScottishStrategy.pdf

Applying and Ecosystem Approach to Land Use: www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/03/16083740/0

Clyde Draft Area Management Plan 2009–2015 www.sepa.org.uk

Glasgow and Clyde Valley Joint Structure Plan 2006 www.clydeplan-sdpa.gov.uk/

IUCN Inquiry on Peatlands report: www.iucn-uk-peatlandprogramme.org

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/02/20645/51837

Land Use Strategy www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/Countryside/Landusestrategy

National Planning Framework (Scottish Exec 2004) and Monitoring Report (2006): www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/09/11154149/4

National Planning Framework for Scotland 3 (Scottish Government 2014) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning/NPF3-SPP-Review/NPF3

National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPG) www.planningportal.gov.uk

Natural Heritage Futures West Central Belt (SNH) www.snh.gov.uk/nhf/

River Basin Management Plan for the Scotland River Basin District (2009) www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_basin_planning/scotland.aspx

Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Planning

Scottish Soil Framework www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/05/20145602/0

SDS Guidance Ponds, pools and lochans: Guidance on good practice in the management and creation of small waterbodies in Scotland. (2000). www.sepa.org.uk/

SEA Environment Statement for the Local Biodiversity Action Plan www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/

SNHs Species Action Framework    www.snh.org.uk/speciesactionframework/

South Lanarkshire Community Plan – Stronger Together (2005-2015) www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

South Lanarkshire Core Path Plan www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200166/getting_outdoors/1082/core_paths_plan - 30k

South Lanarkshire Council Minerals Local Development Plan www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200145/planning_and_building_standards/39/development_plans/10

South Lanarkshire Council Renewable Energy SPG www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3988/renewable_energy_supplementary_planning_guidance_december_2010

South Lanarkshire Greenspace Strategy www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/802/greenspace_draft_strategy_2010

South Lanarkshire Local Plan – Finalised Plan (2007): www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

South Lanarkshire Rural Strategy www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/838/south_lanarkshire_rural_strategy_2007-2013_working_towards_sustainable_rural_communities

South Lanarkshire State of the Environment Report www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/8714/south_lanarkshire_state_of_the_environment_report_2013

South Lanarkshire Sustainable Development Strategy www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200192/climate_change_and_sustainability/365/sustainable_development_strategy

South Lanarkshire Transport Strategy www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200230/public_and_community_transport/209/local_transport_strategy

The Scottish Forestry Strategy    www.forestry.gov.uk/sfs

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/access/ApprovedCode050604.pdf

The Scottish Sustainable Development Strategy – Choosing Our Future www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/12/1493902/39032

Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/03/22145430/0

Woods for Nature - Our Biodiversity Programme 2008-2011 www.forestry.gov.uk/woodsfornature