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Advice for planners and developers

Housing Estate, Perth, Tayside and Clackmananshire Area. ŠLorne Gill/SNH For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.org.uk

Advice by development type

Taking account of nature and landscapes in renewable energy, housing, minerals, river engineering and aquaculture projects

Captive European Otter (Lutra lutra) Highland Wildlife Park.  ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Protected animals

Find out about Scotland's protected animals, such as bats, badgers, otters and water voles, and what to do if they might be present on your site.

Captive Golden Eagle. ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Birds

How birds can be affected by development and how to avoid adverse impacts

Small pearl bordered (Boleria selene) butterfly feedding on a Bugle flower. ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Biodiversity

Planners and developers have a key role to play in protecting and enhancing biodiversity

Daisies and birds-foot trefoil growing on the Benbecula machair.  ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Protected areas

Find out about protected areas: what they are; where they are; why they are important; how to avoid damaging them

Loch Lomond from Duncyne hill near Gartocharn. ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Landscape

Find out about Scotland's landscapes and how to look after them

Breached floodbank on the River Tay at Kercock, January 2007.  ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Rivers, lochs and flooding

Find out about how to reduce impacts on sensitive lochs and river catchments

High rise flats from Cathkin Braes, Glasgow. ŠLorne Gill/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Green networks, greenspace and outdoor access

How planners and developers can help improve green networks, greenspace and outdoor access

soil and planning -  Construction work at Westercraigs the site of the new SNH headquarters in Inverness. ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Libary on tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Soils and development

Policy and guidance on soils relevant to planners and developers

Aerial view of quarry on Mull.  ŠP&A MacDonald/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Geology and minerals guidance

Guidance on geology, geomorphology and minerals relevant to planners and developers

Birch woodland, Craigellachie NNR.  ŠLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Woodlands

How planners and developers can protect and enhance Scotland's woodlands


Related Links

Environmental data and maps

Environmental data and maps

Data and information on Scotland's environment, including interactive maps

Environmental Assessment...

Environmental Assessment...

Some developments need to go through a formal process to identify, assess and reduce impacts on the environment.

Natural heritage futures

Natural heritage futures

Natural Heritage Futures sets out our vision, objectives and actions for Scotland's nature and landscapes in 2025



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