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Hierarchy of Developments

2.—(1) The classes of development belonging to the category of major developments are–

(a)development described in Column 1 of the table in the Schedule, where any applicable threshold or criterion in the corresponding part of Column 2 of that table is met or exceeded in relation to that development; and

(b)any change to or extension of development of a class described in paragraphs 2 to 9 of Column 1 of that table where such a change or extension in itself meets or exceeds the appropriate threshold or criterion for that class of development.

(2) All development other than national developments(1) and major developments belongs to the category of local developments.


The category of national developments are development or classes of development designated as such in the National Planning Framework under section 3A(4)(b) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 8), as inserted by section 1 of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 17).