Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is the public body responsible for advising the Scottish government on its natural heritage, which includes its wildlife, habitats, landscapes and natural beauty. It describes its mission as: ‘All of nature for all of Scotland’.
The purpose of Scottish Natural Heritage is to:
- Promote the care for and improvement of the natural heritage.
- Help people enjoy the natural heritage responsibly.
- Enable a greater understanding and awareness of the natural heritage.
- Promote the sustainable use of the natural heritage, now and for future generations.
 Corporate plan
The Scottish Natural Heritage Corporate plan for 2012 to 2015 sets out 12 objectives for supporting the Government Economic Strategy, with the intention of focusing ‘…the Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth’, and in particular the benefits of securing ‘…a high quality environment and a sustainable legacy for future generations’.
The Business Plan for 2014/15 describes how Scottish Natural Heritage will deliver the Corporate Plan.
Scottish Natural Heritage is run by a Chief Executive with three directors who manage the key work streams:
- Policy and advice.
- Corporate services.
 Development advice
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- Designated areas.
- Environment Agency.
- Historic England.
- Listed buildings.
- National nature reserves.
- National Trust.
- Natural England.
- Natural environment white paper.
- Natural Resources Wales.
- Nature improvement area.
- Planning permission.
- Scheduled monuments.
- Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
- Statutory consultees.
 External references
Featured articles and news
The IHBC helps UK Civic Trusts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Conservation Areas, with a fund allocation of up to £2500, including a prize of a place at the IHBC’s Annual School on offer for the most effective project.
The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers weekly HESPR Bulletins listing tender opportunities. The Director’s top pick for IHBC members this week features Redbridge Borough Council’s search for a ‘consultant to provide additional guidance to support the Council’s evidence base in relation to tall buildings throughout the Borough’, with a contract valued at £60,000.
This year the AGM will be held in Lisburn on 9th November, followed by the joint conference ‘Heritage for the Next Generation, Who Pays?’, organised by the Branch with Lagan Navigation Trust and Heritage Trust Network. Key ministerial and media speakers include Paul Givan MLA, John Sergeant and Joe Mahon.
The IHBC has warmly welcomed Historic Environment Scotland's (HES) new website, a ‘Place to Explore your Built Heritage'.
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A resident has been fined £1,600 after Harlow Council took him to court for failing to demolish an outbuilding he has built in his garden, as Councillor Danny Purton, Portfolio Holder for Environment there, said: ‘… People living in a conservation area take pride in maintaining its special character and this development does more harm than good and does nothing to either preserve or enhance the appearance of the area. There are no public benefits to outweigh the harm this causes.’
On 12 October 2016, the AQA exam board announced that it would not be continuing work to develop new AS and A-levels in Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, History of Art and Statistics, and petitions objecting to these plans have been generating lots of signatures.
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An appeal launched relating to housing near the historic battlefield of Edgehill, Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire has been dismissed, with the inspector concluding that the appeal was not in accordance with the development plan and that harm to the character of the surroundings would be likely to occur.
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