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Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Setting

This document is part of a series of non-statutory guidance notes about managing change in the historic environment. They explain how to apply the policies in the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland.

This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to developments affecting the setting of historic assets or places including scheduled monuments, listed buildings, Inventory historic gardens and designed landscapes, World Heritage Sites, conservation areas, historic battlefields, Historic Marine Protected Areas and undesignated sites.

We regularly review and update our policy advice and guidance. When we propose any changes, we hold public consultations to ensure your opinions can help to shape the guidance we provide. Find out more about our current consultations.

  • Audiences

    Planners and Owners

  • Date Published

    01 June 2016

  • Last Updated

    03 February 2020

  • Publisher

    Historic Environment Scotland

  • Publication Types

    Technical, Advice & Guidance, Managing Change Guidance

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