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Air Quality Management Areas

Description

Local Authorities have a duty to designate any relevant areas where the air quality objectives are not (or are unlikely to be) being met as Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs). AQMAs must be designated officially by means of an 'order'. The extent of the AQMA may be limited to the area of exceedance or encompass a larger area. Following the declaration of an AQMA, the local authority is required to develop and implement a plan (Air Quality Action Plan) to improve air quality in that area. AQMAs can be for a combination of NO2, SO2, PM10.

Most data provided by local authorities is in polygon format. However, some is provided in point and line form so we are currently buffering such data by the width of a road or so in order to merge them in to the national polygon dataset. Some smaller local authorities e.g. Dundee, use the entire extent of their local authority, as digitised in Ordnance Survey's BoundaryLine dataset, for the AQMA.

We have included date of AQMA declaration in our national schema, though many LAs do not currently provide this.
Revoked AQMAs are now held in this dataset with a 'Date revoked' attribute

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Air Quality Management Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Air Quality Management Areas - Scotlanddate_designatedDate on which the site was designated as being activeIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
pollutantThe type of pollutant responsible for the AQMA designationNO2, PM10, SO2 or a combination
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
date_revokedDate on which the AQMA was revoked (if applicable)In format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
urlWebsite with more details about designationMust be resolvable
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Air Quality Management Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Alcohol Prohibition Areas

Description

Local authorities have the power to make by-laws to prohibit the drinking of alcohol in designated public places under provisions contained in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (under sections 201, 202 and 203) subject to confirmation by Scottish Ministers. To date, 27 local authorities across Scotland have by-laws which prohibit the drinking of alcohol in designated public places in more than 480 towns and villages across Scotland, together with the built up areas within the city of Glasgow and Edinburgh have such by-laws. They range from a total ban on drinking at all times, to a ban at specified times or on specified days.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Alcohol Prohibition Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 8 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Alcohol Prohibition Areas - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authority sct register
geomNoneNone
area_nameThe name of the area as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
designation_dateThe date that the area was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlWebsite with more informationMust be resolvable
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Alcohol Prohibition Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 30th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 100 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Car Parking

Description

Most councils will keep a record of their car parks, bays and zones. Therefore we have tried to compile these into consistent national layers.

Currently, we publish three layers:
- Car Parks - a polygon layer
- Parking Bays - a polygon layer
- Parking Zones - a polygon layer

Any supplied point records have been buffered (bays by 2m, car parks by 10m) to create a representative area, allowing them to be incorporated in the national dataset

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This dataset comprises 3 layer(s):
Car Parking: Car Parks - Scotland
Car Parking: Parking Zones - Scotland
Car Parking: Parking Bays - Scotland

This dataset comprises 33 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Car Parking: Car Parks - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
electric_noNumber of electric car parking spacesNumeric
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by the LAA 4-digit numeric ID usually
diabled_noNoneNone
other_noNumber of other parking spacesNumeric
postcodePostcode of feature as assigned by Royal MailPostcode format with space
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by OS8-digit number
lorry_noNumber of lorry parking spacesNumeric
fee_statusDetails about whether there are charges to use the featureFree text
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
motorbike_noNumber of motorbike parking spacesNumeric
ownerWho owns the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
car_noNumber of car parking spacesNumeric
streetThe street that the feature is located onText name with capital for first letter
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning1,2,3,4 etc etc
statusWhether the feature is public or private ownedText string
Car Parking: Parking Bays - Scotlandbay_typeThe type of featureText string
streetThe street that the feature is located onText name with capital for first letter
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
statusThe status of the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning1,2,3,4 etc etc
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by the LAA 4-digit numeric ID usually
fee_statusDetails about whether there are charges to use the featureText string
usrnThe Unique Street Reference Number for the street that the feature is on as defined by LAs6/8-digit number
Car Parking: Parking Zones - Scotlandzone_typeType of featureText string
zone_noAn ID allocated to the feature by the LAAlpha/ numeric
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning1,2,3,4 etc etc
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Car Parking data are updated as needed and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Community Council Boundaries

Description

Community councils are required to be established by local authorities. They are the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities and help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent. Community councils are statutory consultees under various processes, such as for planning applications.

There are many instances where polygons do not tessellate or snap to local authority boundaries. The Spatial Hub processing can correct for some minor gap errors (<5m) but not larger ones. Such gaps in the dataset mean that it cannot potentially be used for some kinds of spatial analysis e.g. point in polygon, because some point locations may fall within the gaps. These gaps either require amendment at source or approval for the IS to change.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Community Council Boundaries - Scotland

This dataset comprises 6 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Community Council Boundaries - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedThe date at which the data was uploaded to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
activeWhether the council is active or not?Yes or No
council_nameThe name of the community councilThe official name of the Community Council
urlA website for details about the areaURL must be resolvable
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister

Open Government Licence:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Community Council Boundaries data are updated annually and their last update was on: July 14th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.
The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 100 square meters
Checks for invalid geometry types
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
Polygons with no key names are not removed
a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 5m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 5m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details

Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions

Description

Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 a local authority may determine which parts of its area are of special architectural or historic interest and may designate these as Conservation Areas. The public will normally be consulted on any proposal to designate conservation areas or to change their boundaries.There are over 600 Conservation Areas in Scotland. Many were designated in the early 1970s, but some have since been re-designated, merged, renamed, given smaller or larger boundaries and new ones have been added. They can cover historic land, battlefields, public parks, designed landscapes or railways but most contain groups of buildings extending over areas of a village, town or city. Further planning controls on development can be made by way of an Article 4 Direction, which may or may not be associated with a Conservation Area.

An Article 4 Direction is not a conservation designation but an additional control within such areas. It is a statement made under The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011. The Direction, made by a local authority and approved by Scottish Ministers, removes all or some of the permitted development rights on an area.

The effect of a Direction is that planning permission will be required for specific types of development which would otherwise be regarded as 'permitted development', i.e. development that does not require a planning application. Directions can cover a variety of minor works and might include: the replacement of doors and windows, the erection of gates, fences, garages, sheds, porches, storage tanks or the installation of satellite antennae.

This dataset contains Conservation Areas, Conservation Areas with associated Article 4 Directions, Article 4 Directions associated with a Conservation Area, and a small number of discrete Article 4 Direction areas.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Conservation Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Conservation Areas - Scotlandsite_refThe reference code for the site as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
designation_dateThe date on which the site was designatedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
layer_typeType of legislative planning constraintDefined categories:Conservation Area, Article 4 Direction or a combination of these
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
policy_refThe reference code for the site policyUsually relates to LDP
statusThe status of the siteText description (defined categories would be better in future)
policy_urlA link to details about the site policyURL must be resolvable
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial Hub. This is an amalgamation of two prior datasets, Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions, which in many cases overlap equally. These cases are assumed to indicate Conservation Areas with associated Article 4 Directions and the duplicate areas are removed as Article 4 Directions prior to amalgamation of these two datasets.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 5 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Contaminated Land (Confirmed)

Description

Land is legally defined as 'contaminated' where substances are causing or could cause significant harm to people, property or protected species as well as causing significant pollution to surface waters (for example lakes and rivers) or groundwater.

Land can become contaminated by a variety of substances, from heavy metals to agricultural waste. The environmental, financial and legal implications of this can be substantial.

The management and remediation of contaminated land that, in its current state, is causing or has the potential to cause significant harm or significant pollution of the water environment, is regulated by legislation and underpinned by the core principles of the 'polluter pays' and a 'suitable for use approach'.

Local authorities are the primary regulator for the contaminated land regime (SEPA also has certain responsibilities within the scope of the legislation) to regulate activities and assist in the management and remediation of contaminated land.

The current regulation regarding Contaminated Land is contained within the Environmental Protection Act (1990) known as Part IIA. Part IIA is further established in Scotland by the Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (SSI 2000/178), as amended and the Scottish Government’s Statutory Guidance: Edition 2 provides the detailed framework for the definition, identification and remediation of contaminated land.

THIS SPATIAL DATASET IS ONLY CONFIRMED CONTAMINATED LAND AND DOES NOT INCLUDE POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED LAND

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Contaminated Land - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Contaminated Land - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_refThe site reference as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
geomNoneNone
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlA website with details about the siteURL must be resolvable
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
designation_dateThe date on which the area was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_date_uploadedThe date at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Contaminated Land (Confirmed) data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 30th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 5 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

No errors or issues were found in this dataset.

Core Paths

Description

Every local authority and National Park authority (access authorities) in Scotland is required to draw up a plan for a system of paths (core paths) sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area. Most access authorities have now adopted their plans and others are working towards adoption.
Core paths are paths, waterways or any other means of crossing land to facilitate, promote and manage the exercise of access rights under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and are identified as such in access authority core paths plan.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Core Paths - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Core Paths - ScotlandobstaclesWhether there are obstacles on the path and what type they areText descriptor (currently no standards)
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
path_codeThe path code as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was loaded to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
path_nameThe path name as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
public_noticeNoneNone
gradeThe grade given by an LA to the path/ sectionEither text description or a numeric attribute. We will look to try and standardise this in the future
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sect_codeThe code for the section of path as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
public_roadWhether the path follows a public roadText descriptor(currently no standards)

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Core Paths data are updated annually and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Lines are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum line length allowed in the data is 1 metre
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for lines are not removed
- Lines with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
- Where a line overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) it is not altered.
- Where a line has a gap of up to 1m to another line, it is snapped to it.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Council/Community Asset Register

Description

This dataset is an amalgamation of all Scottish Council Asset Registers.
It also includes data related to the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 and the new duties this places on local authorities.

Part 5: Asset Transfer Requests: Provides community bodies with a right to request to purchase, lease, manage or use land and buildings belonging to local authorities. Local authorities are required to create and maintain a register of land which they will make available to the public.

Part 8: Common Good Property: Places a statutory duty on local authorities to establish and maintain a register of all property held by them for the common good. It also requires local authorities to publish their proposals and consult community bodies before disposing of or changing the use of common good assets.

Part 9: Allotments: It requires local authorities to take reasonable steps to provide allotments if waiting lists exceed certain trigger points and strengthens the protection for allotments. Provisions allow allotments to be 250 square metres in size or a different size that is to be agreed between the person requesting an allotment and the local authority. The Act also requires fair rents to be set and allows tenants to sell surplus produce grown on an allotment (other than with a view to making a profit). There is a requirement for local authorities to develop a food growing strategy for their area, including identifying land that may be used as allotment sites and identifying other areas of land that could be used by a community for the cultivation of vegetables, fruit, herbs or flowers.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Council Asset Register - Scotland

This dataset comprises 7 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Council Asset Register - ScotlanduprnNoneNone
typeThe type of asset as defined by the local authorityNo standardised categories as yet
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
addressThe address of the council asset as defined by the local authorityPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
site_refThe site reference identifier as defined by the local authorityCan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Council/Community Asset Register data are updated annually and their last update was on: October 29th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub. For more information visit www.spatialhub.scot.

Employment Land Supply

Description

Scottish Planning Policy sets out the Scottish Government's policies in relation to economic development in Scotland. An Employment Land Audit is produced to monitor the supply, take up and status of employment land in line with National Guidance. The audit assesses the range and choice of marketable sites and locations for businesses with a variety of size and quality requirements. The audit identifies the availability and constraints of employment land sites within the local authority.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Employment Land Supply - Scotland

This dataset comprises 11 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Employment Land Supply - ScotlanduseThe intended use of the siteCan be text string or numeric code
site_addressThe address or location of the site as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
typeThe current or previous typeof siteText string
local_authorityThe council that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
area_haArea of the site in hectaresNumeric to two decimal places
ldp_refThe reference for the Local Development PlanWill be a unique format for each council. Standards may be required in the future
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedNoneNone
urlThe website urlfor a webpage with more detailURL must be resolvable
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the site12-digit number as defined by LA
site_refThe reference code for the site as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Employment Land Supply data are updated annually and their last update was on: July 10th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority
The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square metres
Checks for invalid geometry types
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
Polygons with no key names are not removed
Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 1m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 1m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Green Belts

Description

A council development plan may designate a green belt around a city or town to support the spatial strategy by:
- directing development to the most appropriate locations and supporting regeneration;
- protecting and enhancing the character, landscape setting and identity of the settlement; and
- protecting and providing access to open space.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Green Belts - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Green Belts - Scotlandsh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
geomNoneNone
policy_refThe policy reference as assigned by the LAAlpha/ numeric usually
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlWebsite link with more detailsMust be resolvable - dtarrant/dmichelakis
policyThe name of the policy that led to the feature creationText name
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Green Belts data are updated annually and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 100 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Gritting Routes

Description

Each local authority creates gritting routes and regimes to keep their most important roads (and in some cases footpaths) and networks clear come bad winter weather. Most LAs create this as a line dataset. So the national dataset is a line format dataset. Some LAs collect this data as a polygon dataset. We are working with them to convert this into line formats in the future.

We have removed trunk roads that are cleared by private companies e.g BEAR and AMEY from this dataset for the time being as they aren't currently under the LA gritting route regime.

Eventually, the Street Gazetteer will enable us to identify these routes more accurately and coherently.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Gritting Routes - Scotland

This dataset comprises 13 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Gritting Routes - ScotlandusrnThe Unique Street Reference Number as it appears in the national Street Gazetteer8-digit numeric
taskThe task to be carried out under this regime on this featureText description
priorityThe gritting priority of the featureText or numeric description
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
streetThe name of the street that the feature representsText or alpha/ numeric name with capital letters for each word
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
esu_idThe Elementary Street Unit ID, which represents a specific segment of a road and comes from the national Street Gazetteer5-digit numeric
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by LAAlphanumeric
route_idA route ID assigned by the LAAlphanumeric
urlA website on which further information can be foundMust be resolvable
geomNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Gritting Routes data are updated annually and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Lines are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for lines are not removed
- Lines with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
- Where a line overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) it is not altered.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Historic Environment Records

Description

HERs (Historic Environment Records) developed out of SMRs (Sites and Monuments Records). SMRs were established from the 1960s onwards in response to the loss of the archaeological resource through urban and rural development. From their original remit of recording archaeological sites, they have been developed to encompass a wide range of information about the historic environment which has been reflected in the change of name from SMR to HER. Today they provide a unique information resource, forming the basis for sustainable conservation and playing an important role in informing public understanding and enjoyment of the local historic environment.
The historic environment includes all aspects of our surroundings that have been built, formed or influenced by human activities from earliest to most recent times. A Historic Environment Record stores and provides access to systematically organised information about these surroundings in a given area. It is maintained and updated for public benefit in accordance with national and international standards and guidance. An HER makes information accessible to all in order to:
- advance knowledge and understanding of the historic environment;
- inform its care and conservation;
- inform public policies and decision-making on land-use planning and management;
- contribute to environmental improvement and economic regeneration;
- contribute to education and social inclusion;
- encourage participation in the exploration, appreciation and enjoyment of the historic environment.

Local authorities and most National Park authorities maintain records of the archaeological, built and natural environment. However, many services group together to form archaeological services to collate their standardised records. Specialist staff are employed to curate these records and also to provide specialist advice for land-use planning and public information services.

This dataset has two distinct data layers:
- Historic Environment Sites (including Known Site Extents and Areas of Archaeological Interest) - a polygon dataset
- Historic Environment Events (also known as interventions) - a polygon dataset.

Where only points or lines have been provided these have been buffered by 10m to create representative polygons.

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Historic Environment Records: Sites - Scotland
Historic Environment Records: Events - Scotland

This dataset comprises 48 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Historic Environment Records: Events - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial Hub
urlNoneNone
accuracyNoneNone
typeNoneNone
compdateNoneNone
contactNoneNone
classNoneNone
polytypeNoneNone
xThis field should contain a six-figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum. The coordinate entered should be a single location that best locates the record. The point location should sit within the area polygon.
numlinkThis field is essential to enable the area data to be linked to more detailed data in the Canmore database.
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LA
data_custodianThe organisation that provided the data
fidNoneNone
bufferBuffer distance used for the feature
event_idNoneNone
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LA
ev_nameThe name given to the event
updateNoneNone
notesNoneNone
yThis field should contain a six-figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum. The coordinate entered should be a single location that best locates the record. The point location should sit within the area polygon. Note: Due to the length of Britain some six-figure grid references are seven figures long in the Y axis.
geomNoneNone
c_scaleNoneNone
statusThis field provides the user with a guide to the status of the polygon they are consulting. For instance, a user is likely to be more cautious of a polygon with the status, ?Some or all of this area is a Scheduled Monument? compared to one with the status, ?Area of historic environment interest: This area has been identified as likely to contain evidence or objects relevant to the historic environment.
sourceNoneNone
Historic Environment Records: Sites - ScotlandaccuracyThis field gives the user information on how confident they can be in the accuracy of the polygon. The field is linked to the accuracy of the source data. For instance, an area polygon created using survey equipment in the field is more accurate than a polygon created from 19th century 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping
numlinkThis field is essential to enable the area data to be linked to more detailed data in the Canmore database.
c_scaleThe scale that the polygon was captured at in the GIS
record_idAn ID provided for the site
site_namename given to the site
data_custodianthe organisation that provided the data
sourceThis field gives the user information on what source was used to create the polygon.
yThis field should contain a six-figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum. The coordinate entered should be a single location that best locates the record. The point location should sit within the area polygon. Note: Due to the length of Britain some six-figure grid references are seven figures long in the Y axis
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LA
notesFree text notes (Note: Limited to 254 in shape file download format.) (Note2: May be unlimited MEMO field if data is stored in a database. This will be truncated to 254 if the data is exported in a download format. If this is the case it is important to make sure key notes are stored in the first 254 characters of this field or the notes state: ?Long note: Please consult if truncated?
classThe CLASS field is the top level thesaurus term. Ideally, the data should be sourced from a Monuments Thesaurus.
compdateThe date the polygon is processed. This may also be the date the polygon was created but if this is not known, it is not essential.
geomNoneNone
fidThe project ID guarantees every record is unique. It is created automatically and allows data created in different locations to be combined without fear of data from one source overwriting another.
polytypeThe field differentiates between data where the shape of the polygon is meaningful and data where the form of the polygon is an arbitrary shape to enable data discovery. FORM or DISCOVERY
xThis filed should contain a six-figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum. The coordinate entered should be a single location that best locates the record. The point location should sit within the area polygon.
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial Hub
bufferThis field details the size of any buffer included in a polygon. The field should contain a number in metres or the word BESPOKE capitalised where a buffer of varying width has been used. If no buffer has been used, ?0? should be entered as the default entry.
updateDate of last edit of polygon. Knowing the date of update enables different parties to be sure they are using the same information.
typeThe TYPE field is the second tier thesaurus term. (Actually, this should state the narrowest term)
urlWhere the local authority record is available online, the link should be embedded.
contactThe entity responsible for providing more info about the feature upon request
statusThis field provides the user with a guide to the status of the polygon they are consulting. For instance, a user is likely to be more cautious of a polygon with the status, ?Some or all of this area is a Scheduled Monument? compared to one with the status, ?Area of historic environment interest: This area has been identified as likely to contain evidence or objects relevant to the historic environment.
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LA

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Historic Environment Records data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 14th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- No minimum area check is made (as some sites are very small or indicative)
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Housing Land Supply

Description

Local authorities are required to conduct an annual survey of the housing land supply, 'the Housing Land Audit', to determine completions within the timeframe and update forecasts of the housing land supply. This, in turn, helps inform land releases within the Local Development Plan process. A five-year effective housing land supply is required at all times.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Housing Land Supply - Scotland

This dataset comprises 18 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Housing Land Supply - Scotlandplanning_referencePlanning application referenceAlpha numericfield
geomNoneNone
current_yearCurrent housing land audit yearThis should be a calendar year. Currently this may not be consistent across all councils.
developerDeveloper responsible for siteText field
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was uploaded to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
brown_greenfieldBrownfield or GreenfieldMapped from various categorisations to "brownfield" or "greenfield"
first_yearYear of first completions or first year in the housing land supplyThis should be a calendar year
tenure_typeTenure type description (private, affordable)This is not yet consistent across all data suppliers
detailsMiscellaneous detailsFree text
dwelling_typeType of dwellings - houses or flatsCurrent approach with supplied data is not consistent - site may be specified as "houses" or "flats" etc or expressed as number of units under two separate attributes for "houses" or "flats" in source datasets
site_referenceThe site reference as defined by the LA (not standard)Can be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
ldp_referenceLocal development plan referenceAlpha numeric field
site_capacityTotal capacity of the site in unitsNumerical value
site_sizeSite size in hectaresTo two decimal places - sites expressed in sqm are converted to Ha
completionsCompletions (houses built) to dateNumerical value
remainingNumber of units remaining versus site capacity and completionsNumerical value
effective_noneffectiveSite is either effective (currently capable of development) or non-effective (not currently capable of development)Should be "Effective" or "Non-effective"

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Housing Land Supply data are updated annually and their last update was on: January 31st 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 5 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Libraries

Description

Each Local Authority should have a list of libraries within their Council area. These may be static i.e. located in one building all of the time, or mobile i.e. they are in vehicles that attend a set location on a specific day at a certain time. This data may also be collected as part of other datasets (e.g. Council Asset Register) though Local Authorities do appear to hold it as a distinct layer.

Further information on Libraries in Scotland (inc. non-LA libraries) is available from The Scottish Library and Information Council (https://scottishlibraries.org/)

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Libraries - Scotland
Libraries Mobile - Scotland

This dataset comprises 24 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Libraries - Scotlandsh_sourceNoneThis represents a source of data - dmichelakis comment
uprnThe UPRN of the addressNone
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
gidA unique ID for each feature created by ISAuto-generated unique number beginning1,2,3,4 etc etc
addressThe address of the libraryNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
geomNoneNone
sh_source_idNoneNone
opening_hoursThe open hours of the libraryNone
urlThe website addressMust be resolvable
library_nameNoneNone
facilitiesThe facilities available at the libraryNone
Libraries Mobile - Scotlandlibrary_nameThe name of the library as defined by each LA
geomNoneNone
facilitiesThe facilities available at the library
gid
sh_sourceA unique ID for each feature created by IS
local_authorityThe address of the library
addressThe website address
sh_source_id
uprnThe UPRN of the address
sh_date_uploadedThe LA that supplied the data
opening_hoursThe date data was provided to Spatial Hub
urlThe open hours of the library

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Libraries data are updated annually and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Local Landscape Areas

Description

There are many areas where the scenery is highly valued locally and local authorities often give these landscapes a local designation. This is to ensure that the landscape is not damaged by inappropriate development, and in some cases encourage positive landscape management. These designations play an important role in developing an awareness of the landscape qualities that make particular areas distinctive and promote a community's sense of pride in their surroundings.

The names used for such Local Landscape Areas currently vary from one local authority to another. For example, they are termed 'Areas of Great Landscape Value' in Moray, 'Special Landscape Areas' in Dumfries and Galloway, and 'Sensitive Landscape Character Areas' in Ayrshire. Guidance published by Scottish Natural Heritage and Historic Scotland (see below) suggests the name be standardised to Local Landscape Areas (LLA) now. LLAs complement the National Scenic Area designation, which identifies those landscapes that are seen as nationally important owing to their unsurpassed scenery.
http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/protected-areas/local-designations/local-landscape-areas/

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Local Landscape Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Landscape Areas - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
policy_refA policy reference supplied by some LAsUsually relates to LDP
urlWebsite with further details about site or policyURL must be resolvable
categoryA category type defined by the LAPicked from LA-defined key word list
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Landscape Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Local Nature Conservation Sites

Description

Local nature conservation sites (LNCS) is a non-statutory designation given by local authorities to areas of locally important nature and landscapes. Scottish Natural Heritage, on behalf of the Local Nature Conservation Sites Working Group, published guidance (http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/protected-areas/local-designations/local-nature-conservation/) for local authorities on the establishment and management of LNCS systems in Scotland.

One of the LNCS working group's recommendations was that all local authorities should adopt the LNCS name in place of the many different local names. However, many councils still use alternative names for these sites such as Local Biodiversity Sites, Local Wildlife Sites, Local Geodiversity Sites and Sites of Interest for Nature Conservation. We have merged these all into this national dataset.

Several LAs are still to confirm and digitise their LNCSs.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Local Nature Conservation Sites - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Nature Conservation Sites - ScotlandpolicyPolicy related to siteUsually relates to the LDP
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
policy_urlWebsite with details about policyURL must be resolvable
habitatType of habitat found on the siteText description
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
typeType of LNCs sitebiodiversity, geodiversity, local wildlife site
site_refID for site as defined by LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate when data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
designation_dateDate site was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Nature Conservation Sites data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Polygons with no key names are not removed

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Local Nature Reserves

Description

Local nature reserves are areas of (at least) locally important natural heritage, designated and managed by local authorities to give people better opportunities to learn about and enjoy nature close to where they live. They are found across the country, but generally close to towns and cities.
More details are available here: http://www.snh.gov.uk/protecting-scotlands-nature/protected-areas/local-designations/lnr/

Where we have not been supplied with data by local authorities we are extracting it from a previously produced SNH national dataset.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Local Nature Reserves - Scotland

This dataset comprises 11 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Nature Reserves - Scotlandsh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
designation_dateDate when reserve was declared (multiple formats)In format:yyyy-mm-dd
habitatThe type of habitat on the siteText description
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
policy_urlA website with details about the policyURL must be resolvable
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
geomNoneNone
pa_codeThe Protected Area code allocated to the site by SNH4-digit numeric
policy_refThe policy associated with the siteUsually relates to the LDP
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Nature Reserves data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 15th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 25 square meters
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Planning Applications

Description

Development management is the name given to the process of deciding planning applications and various other associated activities including enforcement of planning controls. For the purposes of planning applications, development in Scotland is put into one of three categories – local, major or national. The different categories mean that applications are treated in a way which is suited to the size and complexity of the proposed development and the issues they are likely to raise. Most applications will be for local developments. Major developments include applications for 50 or more homes, certain waste, water, transport and energy-related developments, and larger retail developments. National developments are specific projects which have been identified in the National Planning Framework because of their national importance. Scottish Ministers become involved in a small minority of cases, but only do so where it involves a matter of genuine national interest.

This dataset consists of 3 separate layers:

1. Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points):  A point layer showing an amalgamation of the current year's weekly lists for all Scottish planning authorities in terms of applications registered and/or decided by a planning authority. This should be a complete dataset across Scotland using X/Y co-ordinates, UPRN or postcode as corresponding geometry. This is categorised by application status, planning authority and date of weekly list.
2. Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons): A polygon layer showing an amalgamation of the current year's weekly lists for most Scottish planning authorities in terms of applications registered and/or decided by a planning authority. This is only for authorities that publish site boundary mapping data online. This is categorised by application status, planning authority and date of weekly list.
3. Planning Applications (1996 - 2017): A polygon layer showing all previous year's planning applications with summary details for most Scottish planning authorities. This is only for authorities that publish site boundary mapping data online and is not complete across Scotland.

This data is collected and published weekly (for weekly lists) and this metadata record is updated monthly.

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This dataset comprises 3 layer(s):
Planning Applications - 1996-2017
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points)
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons)

This dataset comprises 42 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Planning Applications - 1996-2017yearThe Calendar year the application was received
details_urlThe url to access detailed information of the planning application
consultation_urlThe url to access consultation information of the planning application
date_validatedThe date the planning application was validated by the planning authority
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning application
geomNoneNone
summary_urlThe url to access summary information of the planning application
postgres_oidNoneNone
local_authorityThe name of the planning authority
addressThe address of the planning application
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning application
referenceThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authority
dates_urlThe url to access date information of the planning application
_timestampNoneNone
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points)weekly_list_typeThe type of application from the weekly list
receivedNoneNone
planning_authorityNoneNone
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning application
geomNoneNone
decidedNoneNone
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning application
addressThe address of the planning application
statusThe status of the planning application
application_urlThe url to access further details of the planning application (inc. documentation)
refnoThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authority
uprnThe UPRN of the planning application
weekly_list_dateThe date of the weekly list
validatedNoneNone
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons)validatedNoneNone
receivedNoneNone
geomNoneNone
statusThe status of the planning application
application_urlThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning application
weekly_list_dateThe date of the weekly list
weekly_list_typeThe type of application from the weekly list
planning_authorityNoneNone
refnoThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authority
uprnThe UPRN of the planning application
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning application
decidedNoneNone
addressThe address of the planning application
keyvalThe url to access further details of the planning application (inc. documentation)

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Planning Applications data are updated weekly and their last update was on: May 23rd 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub. For more information visit www.spatialhub.scot.

Polling Districts

Description

A ‘polling district’ is a geographical subdivision of an electoral area such as an electoral Ward within which a polling place is designated.

The Representation of the People Act 1983 places a duty on LA to divide the local authority area into polling districts based on ward boundaries, and to designate a polling place for each district. LAs also have a duty to keep these polling arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced amendments to the 1983 Act (which in turn has been superseded by The Electoral Administration Act 2013). Now local authorities must conduct a full review (with public consultation) of its polling districts and polling places every four years, however adjustments to the boundaries of polling districts and the designation of polling places within LA wards can be proposed at any time in response to changes in ward boundaries or to the availability of premises that can be reasonably designated as polling places.

The Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements concluded in May 2016 when the LGBCS made recommendations to Scottish Ministers for the number of Councillors and the electoral ward boundaries in each of Scotland's 32 local authorities. The review recommended changes in 30 LA areas of which all but 5 were accepted and came into force on 30th Sept 2016. As a result, ward boundaries (and therefore polling districts and possibly polling places) were changed after this date in time for the May 2017 elections.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Polling Districts - Scotland

This dataset comprises 6 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Polling Districts - Scotlanddistrict_nameThe name defined by the LA for the polling districtText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
district_codeThe code provided by the LA for the polling districtAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet
polling_placeThe polling place for this polling districtText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor

Open Government Licence:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Polling Districts data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 26th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 100 square meters.
Checks for invalid geometry types.
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees.
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data.
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed.
Polygons with no key names are not removed.
a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 5m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 5m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details

Polling Places

Description

A ‘polling place’ is defined as the building or area in which a polling station will be located. A ‘polling station’ is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places which are fixed by the local authority, polling stations are chosen by the (Acting) Returning Officer for the election.

The Representation of the People Act 1983 places a duty on LA to divide the local authority area into polling districts based on ward boundaries, and to designate a polling place for each district. LAs also have a duty to keep these polling arrangements under review. The Electoral Administration Act 2006 introduced amendments to the 1983 Act (which in turn has been superseded by The Electoral Administration Act 2013). Now local authorities must conduct a full review (with public consultation) of its polling districts and polling places every four years, however adjustments to the boundaries of polling districts and the designation of polling places within LA wards can be proposed at any time in response to changes in ward boundaries or to the availability of premises that can be reasonably designated as polling places.

The Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements concluded in May 2016 when the LGBCS made recommendations to Scottish Ministers for the number of Councillors and the electoral ward boundaries in each of Scotland's 32 local authorities. The review recommended changes in 30 LA areas of which all but 5 were accepted and came into force on 30th Sept 2016. As a result, ward boundaries (and therefore polling districts and possibly polling places) were changed after this date in time for the May 2017 elections.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Polling Places - Scotland

This dataset comprises 6 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Polling Places - Scotlanddistrict_nameThe name of the polling district as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
polling_placeThe name of the polling place as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
district_codeThe districtcode as defined by the LAAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone

Open Government Licence:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Polling Places data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 26th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.
The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
checks for missing district_code.
checks for duplicate district_code.
checks for no match with district dataset.
checks for missing polling_place attribute.
checks whether points falls outside local authority boundary.
checks whether place feature is not a point format and corrects to centroids where necessary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Recycling and Waste Facilities

Description

Most councils will keep a record of their recycling and waste management facilities. Therefore we have tried to compile these into consistent national layers.

Currently, we publish two layers:
- Recycling Places (including locations of bins and centres) - a point layer (any provided polygons will have a centroid created)
- Waste Management (including transfer centres and current/ historic landfill sites) - a polygon layer (any points will be buffered by 20m)

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Recycling And Waste Facilities Waste Management - Scotland
Recycling and Waste Facilities Recyling Points - Scotland

This dataset comprises 24 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Recycling And Waste Facilities Waste Management - ScotlanduprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by OS8-digit number
closure_dateDate of closure of the site (where applicable)In format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
site_refA unique ID assigned to the feature by the LAUsually numeric
statusStatus of the facilityText string
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning1,2,3,4 etc etc
hoursHours of opening (if any)Free text
addressAn address for the featureConcatenated from several fields where necessary. Should come from OSG where possible
functionType of facilityText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
material_typeType of material processed at siteText string
site_nameThe name assigned to the feature by the LAText string
geomNoneNone
Recycling and Waste Facilities Recyling Points - Scotlandmaterial_typeType of material collected at the featureText string
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by OS8-digit number
geomNoneNone
site_refA unique ID assigned to the feature by the LAUsually alpha/ numeric
site_nameThe name assigned to the feature by the LAText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
gidA unique ID for each feature created by the Spatial HubAuto-generated unique number beginning1,2,3,4 etc etc
hoursHours of opening (if any)Free text
addressAn address for the featureConcatenated from several fields where necessary. Should come from OSG where possible
statusOwnership statusText string

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Recycling and Waste Facilities data are updated as needed and their last update was on:

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

School Catchments

Description

Scottish councils usually divide towns and country areas into catchments and children living in a catchment area will usually go to the same local school. Domestic properties typically have a catchment area for each of their local:
- primary non-denominational (PN),
- secondary non-denominational (SN),
- primary denominational/ Catholic (PD) and
- secondary denominational/ Catholic (SN) schools.

This dataset contains four separate layers (representing those above categories), which we deliver together as one single web service or zip folder.

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This dataset comprises 4 layer(s):
School Catchments: Primary non-denominational (PN)- Scotland
School Catchments: Primary denominational (PD) - Scotland
School Catchments: Secondary non-denominational (SN) - Scotland
School Catchments: Secondary denominational (SD) - Scotland

This dataset comprises 39 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
School Catchments: Primary denominational (PD) - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubDate (YYYY-MM-DD)
geomNoneNone
school_nameThe name of the schoolFree Text
addressAddress of the schoolLets change this
typeSchool typeFree Text
urlWeb site for school detailsURI syntax
levelSchool levelFree Text
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAsInteger
gidA unique ID for each feature created by ISInteger
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataFree Text
School Catchments: Primary non-denominational (PN)- ScotlandlevelSchool levelNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataNone
typeSchool typeNone
school_nameThe name of the schoolNone
addressAddress of the schoolNone
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAsNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubNone
gidA unique ID for each feature created by ISUnique INTENGER
geomNoneNone
urlWeb site for school detailsNone
School Catchments: Secondary denominational (SD) - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hub
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the data
gidA unique ID for each feature created by IS
urlWeb site for school details
typeSchool type
geomNoneNone
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs
levelSchool level
school_nameThe name of the school
addressAddress of the school
School Catchments: Secondary non-denominational (SN) - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
seed_codeNon-dom seed code7-digit numeric code
typeSchool typedenominational or non-denominational
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
addressAddress of the schoolShould be same as One Scotland Gazetteer record
levelSchool levelprimary or secondary
school_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
geomNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

School Catchments data are updated annually and their last update was on: October 28th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 100 square metres
Checks for invalid geometry types
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
Polygons with no key names are not removed
Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 5m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 5m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Smoke Control Areas

Description

Under Section 18 of the Clean Air Act 1993, many parts of Scotland are Smoke Control Areas. If you live in a smoke control area it is an offence to produce smoke from a chimney of a building, or a chimney of any fixed boiler or industrial plant, unless you're burning an authorised fuel or using exempt appliances (e.g. burners or stoves). In practice this means that in a smoke control area it is illegal to burn house coal or wood in an open fire, although it is legal to burn these in a stove or other appliance that has been approved to burn that fuel. It is also illegal to deliver any unauthorised solid fuels, e.g. wood and normal house coal, to any premises in a smoke control area unless the seller can demonstrate that they were aware that the unauthorised solid fuel is to be burnt in an exempt appliance.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Smoke Control Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Smoke Control Areas - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
area_codeThe code assigned to each area by the LAAn alpha/ numeric field. No standards as yet
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
sh_source_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
declaration_dateThe date on which the area was declaredIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
area_nameThe name assigned to each area by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
urlA link to a website with further details about this areaURL must be resolvable

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Smoke Control Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: May 30th 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Street Furniture

Description

In November 2004, Audit Scotland published a document entitled ‘Maintaining Scotland’s Roads’, effectively introducing a requirement on local authorities in Scotland to produce a Roads Asset Management Plan (RAMP). Following this publication, The Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) produced a common asset management framework through which all local authorities could develop their own RAMP. Street assets/furniture are a key part of the RAMP and as such a requirement exists for a national dataset of information. This can include (although is not limited to) features such as bollards, road signs, barriers, parking bays, bus shelters, cattle grids, gates, street lighting columns, benches/seats, information boards, dog/litter/grit bins, cycle stands, ticket machines etc. etc.

We are currently only including furniture types that have been provided by more than one council. These are:
Grit Bins
Street Lights
Traffic Calming
Traffic Signals
Litter Bins
Cattle Grids
Weather Stations
Dog Litter Bins
Benches
Bollards
Picnic Tables
Memorials
Cycle parking

We understand that some local authorities are loading this data into the VAULT system. We will work with the team managing that system to ensure that there is one definitive list in the future.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Street Furniture - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Street Furniture - ScotlandusrnThe Unique Street Reference Number where the feature is located8-digit numeric
categoryThe category of street furnitureSelected from a list
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
siteA more defined location for the featureMore detail such as an address or description of the location
materialThe predominant material the feature is made fromFree text
feature_codeA uniqueID for the feature as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet.
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
typeAn additional categorisation of the featureFree text
geomNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Street Furniture data are updated as needed and their last update was on: October 29th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Town Centres

Description

Town centres are defined by local authorities to meet the requirement of Scottish Planning Policy (paragraph 61) to identify town centres and other retail locations as part of a network of centres to support retail type development in the most appropriate locations. This forms part of the sequential test in assessing planning applications.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Town Centres - Scotland

This dataset comprises 7 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Town Centres - Scotlandpolicy_urlA website with more detail about the site and its policyURL must be resolvable
typeThe type of siteSelect from list: Retail Park, Town Centre, Business Park
policy_refA policy reference for the site as defined by some LAsUsually related to the LDP
codeCode number for the site as defined by some LAsAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
geomNoneNone
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Town Centres data are updated annually and their last update was on: July 10th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allowed in the data is 25 square metres
Checks for invalid geometry types
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
Polygons with no key names are not removed
Checks for basic geometry i.e. self-intersection
Where a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 1m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 1m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Tree Preservation Orders

Description

*Whilst TPOs are a legal requirement they may not always be digitised accurately. Users of this data should not assume this data is totally accurate and should consult the specific local authority for more detail before making any decisions*

A TPO is made by the Local Authority, under Section 160 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, and within the procedures set out in the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 1975-1984. They are made to protect individual trees, groups of trees or woodlands which have particular amenity value, make a significant contribution to the landscape or townscape or because there may be a potential threat to the trees. Deciding which trees qualify to become protected the local authority must ensure that the trees contribute to the amenity and attractiveness of an area and be under threat in some way. Either individual specimens or groups can be protected in a single Order. There are no guidelines on which species of tree can be included in an Order.

The process starts with a Provisional Order, this is served on the owner of the land and comes into effect immediately. Once confirmed, the TPO will remain indefinitely and are recorded in the Land Register of Scotland. They then become legal burdens on the land occupied by present and future owners so that when the land is sold on, the title passes on with the TPO.

Some local authorities capture polygons of tree preservation areas. Others will identify actual trees as point TPOs. Several LAs capture both. We have initially created two separate layers - point and polygon, to represent TPOs. This may show duplication where a point falls within a polygon. We may adapt this rationale and methodology in due course as we know that there is discrepancy with Registers of Scotland's TPO data.

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Tree Preservation Orders POL - Scotland
Tree Preservation Orders PNT - Scotland

This dataset comprises 22 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Tree Preservation Orders PNT - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial Hub
speciesThe predominant species of tree in the TPO
site_nameThe name given to the TPO as defined by the LA
legal_nameThe legal name givenby the LA to the TPO
urlA webpage url providing more detail about the TPO
local_authorityThe LA that provided the data
confirmation_dateThe date on which the TPO was confirmed
statusThe status of the TPO
typeThe type of TPO
site_refA reference for the TPO as defined by the LA
Tree Preservation Orders POL - ScotlandtypeThe type of TPOwoodland, tree, group
legal_nameThe legal name givenby the LA to the TPOFree text field.
confirmation_dateThe date on which the TPO was confirmedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
site_refA reference for the TPO as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
site_nameThe name given to the TPO as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
speciesThe predominant species of tree in the TPOConfirmed, Provisional, YES
local_authorityThe LA that provided the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
statusThe status of the TPOYes, No, Provisional, Confirmed
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
urlA webpage url providing more detail about the TPOURL must be resolvable

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Tree Preservation Orders data are updated annually and their last update was on: January 31st 2018

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
- Polygons are not dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
- The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 1 square metres
- Checks for invalid geometry types
- The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
- Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
- Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
- Polygons with no key names are not removed
- Checks for basic geometry and self-intersection

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details.

Vacant and Derelict Land

Description

The Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey is a national data collection undertaken to establish the extent and state of vacant and derelict land in Scotland. The survey has been operating since 1988. This survey is associated with the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Fund, under which cash allocations are made to local authorities.

Every year the Scottish Government Communities Analytical Services produce a comprehensive national survey based on data collected and processed from all Local Authorities and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority. The Spatial Hub takes this survey data and joins it (using site ID) to the polygon site information provided by local authorities.

To create this dataset we have taken all of the spatial data provided by councils for the current survey year and combined it to this year's statistical survey (using the site reference). However:
- where local authorities have not provided spatial data for the current year, we have used their previous spatial data return and matched the survey data as best we can,
- where there is no spatial data at all for sites we have buffered the easting and northing provided in the survey, to create the rough polygon area for a site.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Vacant and Derelict Land - Scotland

This dataset comprises 19 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Vacant and Derelict Land - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
period_when_site_became_vacant_or_derelictPeriod of time in which the site became availableCan be a year or range or Unknown
site_codeCode number for the site as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
development_potentialThe development potential of the site as defined by the LAPick from list
_matchratioNoneNone
datazone_2012National datazone code (2012 version) for area in which site is located9-digit S-code ID for data zone. Standardised.
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in thelocal authoritysctregister
survey_yearYear from which data has been taken for national dataset.In format: yyyy
owner_2Past owner of siteFree text
site_size_hectaresNoneNone
eastEasting of a point for the site6-digit numeric value representing metres east of point0 west of Isles of Scilly
addressRough address of siteShould match the One Scotland Gazetteer record
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
previous_use_of_sitePrevious usage of the sitePick from list
site_typeType of sitevacant or derelict
owner_1Most recent owner of siteFree text
northNorthing of a point for the site6/7-digit numeric value representing metres north of point0 south of Isles of Scilly
location_of_siteType of site locationin settlement, countryside
_ratioNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the One Scotland Mapping Agreement. It is not currently commercially available.

Vacant and Derelict Land data are updated annually and their last update was on: June 7th 2017

This dataset was amalgamated, optimised and published by the Spatial hub.

The following quality assurance checks and corrections are carried out on the data:
Polygons are dissolved/ aggregated by key name and local authority.
The minimum polygon area allows in the data is 5 square metres
Checks for invalid geometry types
The maximum angle for any spikes is 3 degrees
Any duplicate geometry is removed from the data
Duplicate key names for polygons are not removed
Polygons with no key names are not removed
Checks for basic geometry and self-intersection
Where a polygon overlaps a local authority boundary (or any other input data) by up to 0.2m we will snap this to the boundary.
Where a polygon has a gap of 0.2m to a local authority boundary (or any other input data) we will snap this to the boundary.

All corrections and issues are captured and communicated via Quality Assurance report maps. Please contact spatialhub@improvementservice.org.uk for more details

Data collected on: https://www.spatialdata.gov.scot/geonetwork/srv/eng/catalog.search#/metadata/a61ead38-bf78-42f2-8c59-72add11ee5c8. This page includes images published by Gregor Cresnar under a Flaticon Basic License and the images can be found at https://www.flaticon.com/packs/multimedia-collection