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Planning and Development

New office development. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Libary on tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Advice for planners and developers

Guidance and good practice on ways to assess and reduce impacts on protected animals, protected areas, landscapes and more.

Construction work at Westercraigs the site of the new SNH headquarters in Inverness. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Libary on tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Our approach to planning & development

Find out more about our role in planning and development, and how we can help you.

Birch woodland, Craigellachie NNR, East Highland Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Valuing our environment

If the natural heritage is to be looked after as an investment for the future it is important that people across Scotland are aware of its value to our economy

The A96 trunk road near Huntly, Grampian Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Environmental assessment

Some projects have to go through a formal environmental process. Find out about our role and how we can help you.

Wind turbine near Huntly, Grampian Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Renewable energy

Find out more about our views on different types of renewable energy and their possible impacts.

Fish cages on the west side of the Isle of Kerrera, Oban, Isle of Kerrera, Argyll and Stirling Area. © Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Marine aquaculture

Find out more about our role in marine aquaculture.

New housing development at Barrhead near Glasgow, Strathclyde. © Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Marine Planning

Find out more about our role in marine planning and protecting the marine environment.

Landscape Planning Consultation. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Sustainable places

Supporting the better planning and management of local green space, paths and landscapes as a key element of better place-making

 © /SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Contacts

Contact information for SNH Area offices and staff in Planning and Renewables Unit


Related Links

Environmental data and maps

Environmental data and maps

Data and information on Scotland's environment including interactive maps

Views from our partners.

Views from our partners.

Watch our short video to find out how planners and developers see the way ahead.

Sharing Good Practice (SGP)

Sharing Good Practice (SGP)

View our programme of forthcoming SGP events, or find presentations and papers from past events.