Supplementary guidance - Open space and developer contributions

Revised Supplementary Guidance

Please note that the Council has recently consulted on Supplementary Guidance for the emerging Local Development Plan 2 - further details are available on our LDP2 Supplementary Guidance page.

Supplementary Guidance

This Supplementary Guidance should be used to help support development proposals, by using the relevant guidelines to help achieve our expectations in terms of open space provision within new developments.  Once adopted, this will accompany LDP Policy CF1: Open Space Retention and Provision.  The Local Development Plan seeks to enhance and protect the open space provision within Perth and Kinross which contributes to the promotion of sustainable economic growth within our area.  Open space, community and sport recreation facilities are recognised for their importance towards social interaction, local identity and healthy living.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

As part of the process we had to consult SNH, SEPA and Historic Scotland on whether the Supplementary Guidance was likely to have significant environmental effects. Schedule 2 of the Environmental Assessment Act sets out criteria for determining the likely significant effects on the environment.

We sent our icon Screening Report [576Kb] to the consultation authorities to determine whether the supplementary guidance was likely to have significant effects on the environment on 8 January 2015. You can view the responses from all 3 consultation authorities below:

Having consulted the consultation authorities, and having considered the criteria set out in the Act, we consider that the Open Space and Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance is unlikely to have any significant environmental effects and we have therefore decided that an SEA is not required. You can view the icon screening determination [98Kb]   made by us.

What happens next?

The supplementary guidance will be consulted on in early 2015.

Contact details

Development Plan

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