Tonight: Huts planning guide celebrated

Angus Macdonald MSP, planning consultant Richard Heggie, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead MSP and Karen Grant of Reforesting Scotland's Thousand Huts campaign.

Angus Macdonald MSP, planning consultant Richard Heggie, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead MSP and Karen Grant of Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Huts.

Tonight we’re celebrating the launch of the new huts planning guide at the Scottish Parliament with 80 planning professionals, architects and hut builders at an event hosted by Angus Macdonald MSP. Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead has welcomed the guide, saying:

“Huts and hutting are a great way for people to enjoy Scotland’s outstanding natural environment, with all the benefits to health and wellbeing this can bring. I very much welcome the publication of this guidance, which I hope will provide an important opportunity for many more people in Scotland to enjoy the recreational benefits associated with huts and hutting.”

The Thousand Huts campaign team and Planning Advisory Group have spent 2 years working with planning and building professionals to produce this guide to help planners, architects and hut builders alike achieve good practice in new hut developments. This work was supported by The Planning Exchange Foundation, and has been reviewed by planning, legal and tenancy professionals in the public and private sectors and at a local and national level. It is designed to help support the rolling out of Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) on huts.

Download your copy of New hutting developments: Good practice guidance on the planning, development and management of huts and hut sites’ here.

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