current planning Policy
Shetland Local Development Plan 2014
The Shetland Local Development Plan (LDP) 2014 was adopted by the Council on 26th September 2014 and is the established planning policy for Shetland. It has been prepared to assist with the delivery of sustainable economic growth and the preservation of the natural and built environment of Shetland including its rich cultural and landscape heritage and ways of life, whilst making sure we can continue to provide 21st century communications and infrastructure to communities that are growing and changing. It sets out the Council's land use strategy which recognises existing developments, promotes sustainable economic growth and conserves Shetland's natural and built environment.
Shetland Islands Council have undertaken a review of the Council’s Aggregates Policies currently contained within the Shetland Structure Plan (2000) and the Shetland Local Plan (2004).
This Minerals Interim Planning Policy (IPP) has been subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The IPP was adopted by Shetland Islands Council on 9th December 2009 and to complete the SEA process a Post-Adoption Statement and its accompanying Appendix, which shows how the assessment influenced the final documents are available below: