Supplementary guidance - Loch Leven SPA, the Dunkeld-Blairgowrie Lochs SAC and the River Tay SAC

Why do we have this guidance?

These three areas have been designated as either a Special Protection Area (SPA) or a Special Areas of Conservation (SAC). These are the highest wildlife designations and means that these sites are part of the Natura 2000 network - a series of internationally important wildlife sites throughout the European Union. These guidance documents have been produced to ensure these areas are protected. All three guidance documents will provide advice on the types of appropriate information and safeguards to be provided in support of your planning application so that it can be properly and timeously assessed by Perth & Kinross Council. These documents were prepared in consultation with SNH and SEPA.

The Dunkeld-Blairgowrie Lochs Special Area of Conservation guidance relates specifically to water quality of the Dunkeld-Blairgowrie SAC. This Guidance relates to the Local Development Plan Policy EP6: Lunan Valley Catchment Area.

The Loch Leven SPA and Ramsar Site guidance relates specifically to water quality of Loch Leven SPA and phosphorus entering the loch's catchment. This Guidance relates to the Local Development Plan Policy EP7: Drainage within the Loch Leven Catchment Area.

The River Tay Special Area of Conservation guidance provides advice to developers when considering new projects which could affect the River Tay Special Area of Conservation. This Guidance relates to the Local Development Plan Policy EP15: Development within the River Tay Catchment Area.

These Supplementary Guidance documents were adopted by the Council in October 2016.

Strategic Environmental Segment (SEA)

As part of the process we have to consult SNH, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland on whether the plan, programme or strategy is likely to raise issues of significant environmental impact. Having consulted the consultation authorities, and considered the criteria set out in the Act, the Council considered that the technical corrections made to these three pieces of Supplementary Guidance was unlikely to have significant environmental effects and therefore decided that SEA was not required.

The icon SEA Screening Direction [399Kb] is available to view and download.

Where can I see the guidance?

View the adopted icon Loch Leven Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site Supplementary Guidance [930Kb].

View the adopted icon River Tay Special Area of Conservation Supplementary Guidance [2Mb].

View the adopted icon Dunkeld - Blairgowrie Lochs Special Area of Conservation Supplementary Guidance [1Mb].

Contact details

Development Plan

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475300