Policy & Lobbying
Planning Policy for Business/ Enterprise

The planning system has a significant role in supporting sustainable economic growth in rural areas. By taking a positive approach to new development, planning authorities can help to create the right conditions for rural businesses and communities to flourish. The aim should be to enable development in all rural areas which supports prosperous and sustainable communities, whilst protecting and enhancing environmental quality. Development plans should promote economic activity and diversification in all small towns and rural areas. This should include development linked to tourism and farm diversification. At the same time the distinctiveness of rural areas, the services within small towns and the natural and cultural heritage should be protected and enhanced.


Initiative shows how wildlife management by Scottish landowners delivers many benefits to communities...
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To identify the economic contributions of estates in Scotland...
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Scottish Land & Estates is divided into 5 regions...
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