A key aspect of the planning reform agenda is the introduction of three categories of development. These are:
National Developments are identified in the National Planning Framework for Scotland (NPF 2) prepared by the Scottish Government. There are currently no national developments proposed for the Clackmannanshire area.
There are nine classes of major developments, and these are as follows:
All other developments that require planning permission are categorised as local developments. This is likely to comprise a significant majority of planning applications submitted to the Council.
The most significant implications of the hierarchy of developments are the need for pre-application consultation on major applications, decision making arrangements either by appointed officers under the scheme of delegation or by members of the Council, the scope to review decisions by the Council's Local Review Body (LRB) or the submission of planning appeals, and the need to notify the Council and display a site notice before, during and after the implementation of the development.
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