This page seeks to provide a better practice guide to help identify and deal with the likely transport impacts of new developments.
It is recommended that the below guidance be referred to by all those with a role in the development planning process. This includes:
- developers and their agents
- local authority officers and councillors
- public transport providers
- those involved with planning enquiries
- members of the public who may be affected by proposed developments
- groups with specific interests in transport
- SPP (pdf 299KB)
- PAN 75 (pdf 290KB)
- Transport Assessment and Implementation: A Guide (pdf 546KB)
- Car Parking Standards for Aberdeenshire (pdf 438KB)
The guidance presents an opportunity to deliver sustainable transport consistent with current policy.
Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) is the statement of the Scottish Government’s policy on nationally
important land use planning matters.
National Planning Framework (NPF) is the Scottish Government’s strategy for Scotland’s long term spatial development
Circulars, which also provide statements of the Scottish Government’s policy, contain guidance on
policy implementation through legislative or procedural change.
Statements of Scottish Government policy in the SPP, NPF, Designing Places, Designing Streets and Circulars may be material considerations to be taken into account in development plans and development management decisions.
Designing Places, Designing Streets have the same status in decision making as the SPP and NPF.
Planning Advice Notes (PANs) provide advice and information on technical planning matters.
Design Advice Guidance will provide guidance and information on design matters covering a range of
practical projects and roles.
Guidance on Travel Planning is available from the Travel Planning Guidance page listed in the menu on the left of this page.
Have you seen the North East of Scotland Travel Plan Builder?