Development monitoring ensures that we comply with Scottish Planning Policy and that the Moray Local Development Plan is providing effective development opportunities to enable growth within Moray.
Housing Land Audit 2019
Scottish Planning Policy requires planning authorities to maintain a five year effective supply of land for housing. The 2019 Housing Land Audit provides a record of the effective and constrained housing land supply. It also identifies past completion rates and projected housing completions.
The Housing Land Audit 2018 is available here.
Employment Land Audit 2019
The Employment Land Audit is carried out annually to identify the extent and status of employment land supply in the area. The 2019 Employment Land Audit provides an evidence base for monitoring and review of policies and proposals included in the Local Development Plan.
The 2018 Employment Land Audit (PDF) is available here.
Moray Town Centre Health Check Assessments
Town Centre Health Checks are undertaken biennially to assess the vitality and viability of five Moray town centres: Elgin, Forres, Buckie, Keith, and Lossiemouth. Limited assessment is also undertaken in Aberlour, Dufftown, Fochabers, Rothes and the Edgar Road area of Elgin.
Biodiversity Duty Reporting
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 requires public bodies in Scotland to produce a publicly available report every three years. This duty is aimed at connecting people and their environment and not about protecting specific species or sites.
The information contained within this report sets out the work Moray Council has undertaken to meet biodiversity duties from 2015 to 2017.
Planning & Development
The Moray Council
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