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Non-statutory guidance: Natural Heritage, Landscape, Cultural Heritage and Renewable Energy

The Local Development Plan 2020 will guide development in the Cairngorms National Park over the period 2020-2025 and into the longer term. In preparation for its adoption, the Cairngorms National Park Authority is producing new Supplementary and non-statutory guidance to support its implementation. We are seeking your views on the form and content of this guidance.

Consultation Period: 29 June 2020 - 7 August 2020

Supplementary and non-statutory guidance is being produced to help guide the implementation of most of the Local Development Plan’s (LDP) policies. In order to ensure people have time to fully consider these documents, the National Park Authority is staggering the consultation dates.The guidance which is being consulted on in this period is:

It’s important to be clear that this is not an opportunity to comment on the policy content of the LDP itself. Neither can the guidance introduce new requirements that are not already part of policy. Rather, the non-statutory guidance aims to provide an explanation and supporting information to help implement the policies of the next LDP. This consultation is therefore an important opportunity for you to influence its content.

Further non-statutory and supplementary guidance will be consulted on later in the year.

How to respond

You can give us your views on the Draft Development Brief by completing our online response form.

Alternatively you can download a PDF version of the response form, and return this to us by email at [email protected] or by post to the address below:

Cairngorms National Park Authority,
FREEPOST NAT 21454, Grantown-on-Spey,
PH26 3BR

All responses must be received by 5pm on Friday 7th August 2020.

What happens next?

After the consultation closes we will consider all the comments made and report them to the National Park Authority’s Planning Committee, who will decide the final content of the guidance. The guidance will be adopted alongside or shortly after the adoption of the Local Development Plan 2020.