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
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The research relates to how the Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 can allow Welsh Ministers make regulations to give LAs new powers to issue ‘preservation notices’.
Key findings from the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) 2016, include energy efficiency ratings, carbon emissions, Scottish Housing Quality Standard and disrepair.
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has deferred a decision on whether to grant planning permission for five new, affordable homes in Bainbridge for local people.
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England’s Local Government Association has responded to the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement published recently.