PG - Planning Guidance - Historic Battlefield - Site of Battle of Linlithgow Bridge (1526)
This Planning Guidance (PG) specifically relates to the development of land which embraces part of the historically recognised Battle of Linlithgow Bridge but which was nevertheless allocated as an additional site for housing (H-LL 13) by the Scottish Government Reporter during the Local Development Plan examination process. The LDP was adopted in 2018.
NB: The consultation period relative to this PG closed at 12 Noon on Friday 7 October 2022.
All representations timeously received have been acknowledged and will be reported to a future meeting of the Council Executive for consideration.
It was agreed at a meeting of the council's Development and Transport Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel on 9 June 2022 to initiate a public consultation on new Planning Guidance (PG) Historic Battlefield - Site of Battle of Linlithgow Bridge (1526).
Nationally important battlefields are recorded in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields prepared by Historic Environment Scotland and are also given special consideration in the planning system.
It is intended that this non-statutory Planning Guidance (PG) which has been authored by the council should be used by any developer(s), their agents and their architects to inform and help bring forward appropriate and suitably detailed development proposals for the development of this sensitive site.
The key issues the council will expect potential developers and others to consider when preparing and submitting planning applications for development related to the Linlithgow Bridge Battlefield site are clearly set out in the document
When approved, the guidance will be a material consideration which the council will have regard to when it considers applications for planning permission relative to the development of this site, although as individual site characteristics must also be considered, and each case decided on its own merits, compliance with the guidance cannot in itself guarantee that planning permission will be granted.