This document is part of a series of non-statutory guidance notes about managing change in the historic environment. They explain how to apply the policies in the Historic Environment Policy for Scotland.
This guidance note sets out the principles that apply to developments affecting World Heritage Sites, and the roles and responsibilities that organisations have to care for and protect these Sites. It should inform planning policies and help with decisions relating to planning applications affecting Sites.
We regularly review and update our policy advice and guidance. When we propose any changes, we hold public consultations to ensure your opinions can help to shape the guidance we provide. Find out more about our current consultations.