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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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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Air Quality Management Areas - Scotland

This dataset comprises 11 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Air Quality Management Areas - ScotlandpollutantThe type of pollutant responsible for the AQMA designationNO2, PM10, SO2 or a combination
date_revokedDate on which the AQMA was revoked (if applicable)In format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlWebsite with more details about designationMust be resolvable
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
date_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
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the data Should use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Air Quality Management Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: January 17th 2020

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

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 11 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Alcohol Prohibition Areas - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
date_designatedThe date the byelaw was designatedIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
scale_digitisedThe scale the area was captured atText
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the data Should use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
area_nameThe name of the area as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
urlWebsite with more informationMust be resolvable
byelawThe specific byelaw text covering the areaText
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LA Auto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_src_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_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Alcohol Prohibition Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: August 1st 2019

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

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

Building Standards Applications

Description

A Building Standards Register is maintained by local authorities under the terms of Section 24 of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003. Local authorities are responsible for granting permission for work to be done (building warrant) and for a completed building to be occupied (completion certificate). These registers are online and searchable and published as weekly lists in a similar way to planning applications.

Registers typically contain details of applications at the following stages of the building warrant process:

- Received
- Decided
- Commenced
- Completed

The datasets are presented as follows:

1. Building Standards - Weekly Lists (Points):  A point layer showing an amalgamation of the current calendar year's weekly lists for all Scottish planning authorities in terms of applications registered and/or decided by a local 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, local authority and date of weekly list.
2. Building Standards - Weekly Lists (Polygons): A polygon layer showing an amalgamation of the current calendar year's weekly lists for most Scottish local authorities in terms of applications registered and/or decided by a local authority. This is only for authorities that publish site boundary mapping data online. This is categorised by application status, local authority and date of weekly list.
3. Building Standards - historic year layers (Polygons): Polygon layers for all previous year's building standards applications with summary details for most Scottish local 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 weekly.

*Moray's planning data has currently been removed from this dataset. We will find a solution to this in due course*

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This dataset comprises 4 layer(s):
Building Standards: Weekly Lists (Points)
Building Standards: Weekly Lists (Polygons)
Building Standards: Archive (points) - Scotland
Building Standards: Archive (polygons) - Scotland

This dataset comprises 50 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Building Standards: Weekly Lists (Points)weekly_list_dateNoneNone
local_authorityNoneNone
application_urlNoneNone
statusNoneNone
geomNoneNone
weekly_list_typeNoneNone
validatedNoneNone
addressNoneNone
proposalNoneNone
keyvalNoneNone
uprnNoneNone
refnoNoneNone
decidedNoneNone
Building Standards: Weekly Lists (Polygons)proposalNoneNone
weekly_list_typeNoneNone
local_authorityNoneNone
weekly_list_dateNoneNone
refnoNoneNone
addressNoneNone
application_urlNoneNone
validatedNoneNone
keyvalNoneNone
uprnNoneNone
geomNoneNone
statusNoneNone
decidedNoneNone
Building: bstanyearpnt - Scotlandconsultation_urlNoneNone
geomNoneNone
addressNoneNone
details_urlNoneNone
proposalNoneNone
keyvalNoneNone
referenceNoneNone
dates_urlNoneNone
local_authorityNoneNone
date_validatedNoneNone
summary_urlNoneNone
yearNoneNone
Building: bstanyearpol - Scotlanddate_validatedNoneNone
summary_urlNoneNone
dates_urlNoneNone
yearNoneNone
addressNoneNone
consultation_urlNoneNone
referenceNoneNone
proposalNoneNone
local_authorityNoneNone
keyvalNoneNone
details_urlNoneNone
geomNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Building Standards Applications data are updated weekly and their last update was on:

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

Car Parking

Description

Most councils will keep a record of their car parks, bays and zones (including parking-related TROs (Traffic Regulation Orders). Therefore we have tried to compile these into consistent national layers.

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

Any supplied line records (usually TROs) have been buffered by 2m to create a representative area and incorporate them into the national polygon layers.

Many partially populated attributes are currently published. However, we will look to rationalise this list in future iterations.

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This dataset comprises 4 layer(s):
Car Parking: Car Parks (points) - Scotland
Car Parking: Car Parks (polygons) - Scotland
Car Parking: Parking Bays (polygons) - Scotland
Car Parking: Parking Zones - Scotland

This dataset comprises 86 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Car Parking: Car Parks (Points) - ScotlandstreetThe name of the street on which the car park is locatedText string
electric_noThe number of electric car placesNumeric
fee_statusWhether the car park is free or notText string
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
disabled_noThe number of disabled parking bays providedNumeric
pay_spacesThe number of pay spacesNumeric
uprnthe Unique Property Reference Number for the car park8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
postcodeThe postcode for where the car park is locatedText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
ownerThe named owner of the car parkText string
localityThe general location of the car parkText string
free_spacesThe number of free parking spacesNumeric
car_noThe number of car places proidedNumeric
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
notesSome notes about the car parkText string
urlA website with additional details about the car parkText string
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
addressThe address of the car parkText string
geomNoneNone
feature_idA unique ID for the feature as defined by the LAAlphanumeric
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
motorbike_noThe number of motorbike places providedNumeric
lorry_noThe number of lorry places providedNumeric
bus_noThe number of bus spaces providedNumeric
statusA status for the car park as defined by the LAText string
Car Parking: Car Parks (Polygons) - Scotlandlorry_noNumber of lorry parking spacesNumeric
la_s_codeNoneNone
sh_srcNoneNone
other_noNumber of other parking spacesNumeric
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number
usrnNoneNone
motorbike_noNumber of motorbike parking spacesNumeric
fee_statusDetails about whether there are charges to use the featureText string
cp_nameNoneNone
fee_statusDetails about whether there are charges to use the featureFree text
streetThe street that the feature is located onText name with capital for first letter
car_noNumber of car parking spacesNumeric
notesNoneNone
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by the LA A 4-digit numeric ID usually
ownerWho owns the featureText string
disabled_noNumber of disabled parking spacesNumeric
geomNoneNone
statusWhether the feature is public or private ownedText string
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
localityNoneNone
sh_src_idNoneNone
cp_nameThe name assigned to the feature by the LAText string
postcodePostcode of feature as assigned by Royal MailPostcode format with space
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the data Should use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
Car Parking: Parking Bays (Polygons) - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format yyyy-mm-dd
la_s_code9-digit alphanumeric unique ID, beginning with S for Scotland for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
zone_refA reference number for the zones in which the parking bay is locatedText string
pay_spacesNumber of pay for spacesNumeric
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
bay_typeThe type of feature Text string
usrnThe Unique Street Reference Number for the street that the feature is on as defined by LAs 6 to 8-digit number
geomNoneNone
addressThe address of the parking bayText string
fleet_car_noNumber of fleet car parking spacesNumeric
meter_noNumber of parking metersNumeric
stayThe maximum length of stayText string
free_spacesNumber of free parking spacesNumeric
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
bicycle_noThe number of bicycle spacesText string
streetThe street that the feature is located onText name with capital for first letter
bus_noNumber of bus parking spacesNumeric
coach_noNumber of coach parking spacesNumeric
localityThe general area where the parking bay is locatedText string
caravan_noNumber of caravan spacesNumeric
notesA note or description of the parking bayText string
feature_idAn ID assigned to the feature by the LA A 4-digit numeric ID usually
no_baysTotal number of parking baysNumeric
urlWebsite with further detailsText string
statusThe status of the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
Car Parking: Parking Zones - Scotlandzone_refA unique reference for the zoneText string
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
localityThe general location of the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
notesGeneral notes about the zoneText string
geomNoneNone
streetThe name of the street that the zone coversText string
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
zone_typeType of featureText string

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Car Parking data are updated as needed and their last update was on: February 7th 2020

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 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

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

Community Asset Transfer Register

Description

This dataset is an amalgamation of 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):
Community Asset Transfer Register - Scotland

This dataset comprises 13 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Community Asset Transfer Register - Scotlandsh_classificationA classification based on the One Scotland Gazeteer using the (type) fieldText
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
addressThe address of the council asset as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer address
prop_refThe property reference identifier as defined by the LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
typeThe type of asset as defined by the LANo standardised categories as yet
tenureThe tenure of the assetText
statusThe status of the assetText
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Community Asset Transfer Register data are updated annually and their last update was on: January 15th 2020

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

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 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Community Council Boundaries - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
urlA website for details about the areaURL must be resolvable
geomNoneNone
cc_nameThe name of the community councilThe official name of the Community Council
activeWhether the community council is active or not?Yes, No, Active, Not Active, Disbanded, 1 or 0
sh_date_uploadedThe date at which the data was uploaded to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LA Auto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload

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: November 1st 2019

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 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.

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 & Article 4 Directions - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Conservation Areas & Article 4 Directions - Scotlandpolicy_urlNoneNone
sh_srcUnique 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
statusThe status of the siteText description (defined categories would be better in future)
geomNoneNone
site_refThe site reference identifier as defined by the LA Can be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
policy_refThe policy reference as assigned by the LAUsually relates to LDP
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
layer_typeType of legislative planning constraintDefined categories:Conservation Area, Article 4 Direction or a combination of these
designation_dateNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Conservation Areas and Article 4 Directions data are updated as needed and their last update was on: February 13th 2020

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

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.

Contaminated Land can go through remediation work and this dataset attempts to collect that detail. However, when a site has been remediated, it becomes suitable for the current use (at the time of remediation), and that this doesn't mean the site is 'clean' or has no contamination. Further assessment/remediation may be required should there be any change of use or new planning application etc.

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 (AND REMEDIATED) 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 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Contaminated Land - Scotlandsite_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
site_refThe site reference identifier as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
sh_date_uploadedThe date at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
date_designatedNoneNone
remediatedWhether the site has been remediated In format: Y/N
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
geomNoneNone
date_remediatedNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
urlA website with details about the siteURL must be resolvable
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Contaminated Land (Confirmed) data are updated as needed and their last update was on: January 17th 2020

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.

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.

There are, intentionally, no set physical standards for core paths. This means that core paths can physically be anything from a faint line across a field to a fully constructed path, track or pavement. The National Access Forum, Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Government are encouraging information to be surveyed and made publicly available, in a nationally-standardised form, so that the public will know what physical type of route they can expect. Government guidance is making core paths the priority for rolling out this national standardised grading system information, which is set out at http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/pfa/creating-paths/path-grading-system.html

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

This dataset comprises 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Core Paths - ScotlandgradeThe 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 the local authority sct register
path_codeThe path code as defined by each LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
geomNoneNone
sh_source_idNoneNone
path_nameThe path name as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was loaded to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
notesNoneNone
sh_sourceNoneNone
sect_codeThe code for the section of path as defined by each LA Can 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 OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. 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.

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

Council Asset Register

Description

This dataset is an amalgamation of all Scottish Community Asset Registers based (partly) on previous ePIMS submissions.

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

This dataset comprises 17 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Council Asset Register - Scotlandsh_classificationA classification based on the One Scotland Gazeteer using the (type) field Text
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
departmentNoneNone
site_refThe site reference identifier as defined by the LACan 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 the local authority sct register
tenureNoneNone
gifaGross Internal Floor AreaNone
sh_temp_keyNoneNone
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
typeThe type of asset as defined by the LANo standardised categories as yet
addressThe address of the council asset as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
sh_src_idNoneNone
statusNoneNone
site_areaThe Area of the SiteArea in metres squared
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.

Council Asset Register data are updated annually and their last update was on: February 7th 2020

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

Culverts

Description

Scottish legislation (Section 17) of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 dictates that records of culverts must be created and maintained. Specifically:

(1) Every local authority must prepare a map which shows (or more than one map which, taken together, show) relevant bodies of water and sustainable urban drainage systems in its area.

(2) Each map must -
(a) be prepared by such date as the Scottish Ministers may direct,
(b) be prepared at a scale that the authority considers most appropriate, and
(c) contain such information and be in such form as the Scottish Ministers may
specify in regulations.

(3) A local authority must, from time to time, review and where appropriate update the map (or maps) prepared for its area under subsection (1).

(4) A local authority must make available for public inspection the map (or maps) prepared under this section for the time being applicable to its area.

(5) In this section and section 18 - “relevant body of water” -
(a) means -
(i) a body of surface water other than a stretch of coastal water, or
(ii) a body of underground water forming part of a watercourse (but not
including a watercourse which is wholly underground), but
(b) does not include sewers and drains which drain into sewers, “sustainable
urban drainage system” has the meaning given in section 59(1) of the
Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968 (c.47).

Most Local Authorities have contributed (natural) culvert data to the new OS MasterMap Water Network Layer either through providing data to the Scottish Government or through the James Hutton Institute. As this data is now live, a mechanism for managing/maintaining/updating this data needs to be put in place. SCOTS (Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland) have approved for this dataset to be managed by the Spatial Hub and any amended data can be uploaded (and potentially downloaded) before being shared with OSMA members and the OS.

We have initially created a point and line data layer representing the data we have been sent by some LAs. However, we really need line data in order for it to be merged into the OS MasterMap Water Network Layer data in due course.

The LA "culverts" data as included in the OS MasterMap Water Network Layer is also available for LAs to download and use as part of this dataset

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This dataset comprises 3 layer(s):
Culvert Lines - Scotland
Culvert Lines - OS MM Water Layer (Scotland)
Culvert Points - Scotland

This dataset comprises 56 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Culvert Lines - OS MM Water Layer (Scotland)endnodeThe HydroNode coincident with the last vertex for this WatercourseLink. On very rare occasions the end HydroNode may be the same instance as the start HydroNode.Unknown
onewayUnknownUnknown
width_uomUnknownUnknown
la_nameThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
version_idThe identifier of the particular version of the spatial object, with a maximum length of 25 charactersCharacter String
watercourse_name_altThe name of the watercourse that the WatercourseLink is part of. Character String
_predicateUnknownUnknown
catchment_idThe code of the catchment area where the WatercourseLink falls, assigned by a responsible body.Character String
managed_navigationA logical indicator that describes whether the watercourse is managed for inland navigation by a member of The Association of Inland Navigation Authorities (AINA).Boolean
watercourse_formThe nature of the watercourse being represented by the feature.Unknown
watercourse_lengthCalculated two dimensional length of network segment in metres Length
permanenceA logical indicator that describes if the watercourse contains water year round (in normal conditions) or only contains water intermittentlyBoolean
toidExternal object identifier of the spatial objectIdentifier
primacyValue indicating the relative importance of the WatercourseLink within any larger watercourse it is part ofInteger
watercourse_nameThe name of the watercourse that the WatercourseLink is part of. Character String
startnodeThe HydroNode coincident with the first vertex for this WatercourseLink.Unknown
watercourse_levelA description of the relationship of the watercourse to ground level.Unknown
fictitiousIndicator that the centreline geometry of the link is a straight line with no intermediate control pointsBoolean
local_nameA name that applies to part of a watercourse that is a sub section of a larger named watercourse that the WatercourseLink is part of.Character String
length_uomUnknownUnknown
watercourse_widthThe average width of the watercourse along the WatercourseLink expressed in metres.Distance
level_of_detailA calculated value indicating the relative cartographic importance of a WatercourseLink to aid selection and depiction when styling the data.Unknown
watercourse_gradientA calculated percentage value that indicates the rate of descent of the surface of the water. See Gradient for derivation.Real
provenanceThe origin of the centreline Geometry property.Unknown
geomNoneNone
objectidUnique IDAlphanumeric
catchment_nameThe name of the catchment area where the WatercourseLink falls, assigned by a responsible bodyCharacter String
flow_directionDirection of water flow in the segment relative to digitisation of segment geometryUnknown
shape_lengthCalculated two dimensional length of network segment in metresLength
local_name_altAn alternative name that applies to part of a watercourse that is a sub section of a larger named watercourse that the WatercourseLink is part of.Character String
Culvert Lines - ScotlandnotesA description of something about the featureText string
diameterDiameter of the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
materialMaterial the feature is constructed fromText string
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
typeType of featureText string
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
feature_idA unique ID for the feature as defined by the LAText string
usrnUnique Street Reference Number for the street on which the featyre is located8-digit numeric
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
Culvert Points - ScotlanddiameterDiameter of the featureText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
typeType of feature Text string
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
usrnUnique Street Reference Number for the street on which the featyre is located8-digit numeric
materialMaterial the feature is constructed from Text string
feature_idA unique ID for the feature as defined by the LAText string
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
notesA description of something about the featureText string
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
last_inspection_dateDate at which feature was last inspectedShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
streetThe name of the street that the culvert is connected toText string

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Culverts data are updated annually and their last update was on: November 6th 2019

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

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

Cycling Network

Description

Many local authorities capture details of the cycle network within their jurisdiction. These maybe lanes along roads or segregated paths away from vehicles. This dataset attempts to pull these together into a national network.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Cycling Network - Scotland

This dataset comprises 14 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Cycling Network - Scotlandroute_idThe route ID given to the feature by the LAText field
localityThe general area where the cycle path is locatedText string
trafficWhether the cycle feature has traffic running along itY or N
ncn_routeThe National Cycle Network route ID where applicableText string
typeType of cycle network featureLane, path etc
surfaceType of surface on cycle featureText string
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
feature_idA unique ID given to the feature by the LAText field
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
notesA description of something about the featureText string
sh_sourceUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
streetThe name of the street that the feature represents Text or alpha/ numeric name with capital letters for each word

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Cycling Network data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 2nd 2019

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.

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

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 14 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Employment Land Supply - Scotlandsite_addressThe address or location of the site as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
local_authorityThe council that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_sourceNoneNone
urlThe website url for a webpage with more detail URL must be resolvable
site_nameNoneNone
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
sh_source_idNoneNone
site_useNoneNone
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
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the site12, 9 or 8 digit number as defined by the LA
geomNoneNone
site_typeNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Employment Land Supply data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 1st 2019

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

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

Forestry and Woodland Strategies

Description

These strategies are a requirement that has now been added into the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/13/part/4/crossheading/forestry-and-woodland-strategy/enacted

Most councils already have a FWS and these are normally accompanied by spatial data. Some of the strategies are produced jointly across Councils, e.g. Stirling & Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh & Lothians, Glasgow Clyde Valley.

Generally, the FWS datasets contain similar attribution which identifies the FWS Classification, or the potential areas for woodland expansion. The attribution is usually along the lines of: Preferred, Potential, Sensitive, Unsuitable.

Some of the councils have produced a few layers of data for their FWS which might apply specifically to woodland planting types, e.g. a separate FWS layer for native woodlands or for productive woodlands.

Please note the data has been created using data of different scales (regional/local) and has been created as a high level assessment tool. The data should be viewed NO larger than 1:25000. Identification as a preferred area does not imply automatic approval of woodland planting proposals. Applications will be assessed based on site conditions. To be used in conjunction with the published supplementary guidance.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Forestry And Woodland Strategies - Scotland

This dataset comprises 9 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Forestry And Woodland Strategies - Scotlandsh_src_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
geomNoneNone
land_typeThe type of landscape covered by the featureText string
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
zone_nameThe name given to the zone by the LAText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
suitabilityThe suitability for plantingText string
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Forestry and Woodland Strategies data are updated quarterly and their last update was on: March 16th 2020

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

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.

This dataset has been developed as a polygon layer.

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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_sourceNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
policy_refThe policy reference as assigned by the LAAlpha/ numeric usually
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn 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
urlWebsite link with more detailsMust be resolvable
policyThe name of the policy that led to the feature creationText name
geomNoneNone
sh_source_idNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Green Belts data are updated annually and their last update was on: May 24th 2019

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

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 these as line datasets. So the national dataset is a line format dataset.

We now have two layers: one for road gritting and one for footpath.

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 2 layer(s):
Gritting Routes: Roads - Scotland
Gritting Routes: Paths - Scotland

This dataset comprises 31 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Gritting Routes: Paths - ScotlandpriorityThe gritting priority given by the LA for the featureText string
streetStreet nameText string
urlWebsite with more details about the activityMust be resolvable
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
notesAny specific details or actions for the featureText string
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
feature_idAn identifier provided by the LA for the featureText string
usrnUnique Street Reference Number for the street on which the featyre is located8-digit numeric
geomNoneNone
footpath_idAn ID provided for the footpath routeText string
esuElemantary Street Unit. The unique ID given to a particular section of road as defined by the Street GazetteerInteger
localityNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the data Should use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
Gritting Routes: Roads - ScotlandusrnUnique Street Reference Number for the street on which the featyre is located8-digit numeric
esuElemantary Street Unit. The unique ID given to a particular section of road as defined by the Street GazetteerInteger
priorityThe gritting priority given by the LA for the featureText string
streetStreet nameText string
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
taskA task defined for this featureText string
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
feature_idAn identifier provided by the LA for the featureText string
notesAny specific details or actions for the featureText string
sh_date_uploadedID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
route_idAn ID provided for the road routeText string
urlWebsite with more details about the activityMust be resolvable
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
localityNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Gritting Routes data are updated as needed and their last update was on: January 24th 2020

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.

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: Events - Scotland
Historic Environment Records: Sites - Scotland

This dataset comprises 50 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Historic Environment Records: Events - Scotlandev_nameThe name given to the eventNone
c_scaleThe scale that the polygon was captured at in the GISNone
councilNoneNone
data_custodianThe organisation that provided the dataNone
contactThis field provides the user with guidance on who to contact for more information. The default value should be the local authority archaeological service.The default value should be the local authority archaeological service.
notesFree text notes.(Note: Limited to 254 in GIS download format.)None
event_idNoneNone
urlWhere the event record is available online, the link should be embeddedNone
classThe CLASS field is the top level thesaurus term. Ideally, the data should be sourced from a Monuments Thesaurus. None
bufferBuffer distance used for the featureNone
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.None
yThis field should contain a 6 or 7 figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum.None
xThis field should contain a 6 or 7 figure grid reference based on the Ordnance Survey OSGB36 datum.None
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
object_idNoneNone
comporgNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubNone
accuracyThis 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. None
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LANone
editdateNoneNone
sourceThe source, map, chart, aerial image or document used to define a polygonNone
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
polytypeWhere multiple polygon classes are used together this field clarifies the polygon class consultedNone
typeThe TYPE field is the second tier thesaurus term.None
geomNoneNone
Historic Environment Records: Sites - Scotlanddata_custodianthe organisation that provided the dataNone
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?None
record_idAn ID provided for the siteNone
classThe CLASS field is the top level thesaurus term. Ideally, the data should be sourced from a Monuments Thesaurus.None
comporgNoneNone
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 axisNone
geomNoneNone
c_scaleThe scale that the polygon was captured at in the GISNone
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.None
urlWhere the LA record is available online, the link should be embedded.None
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. None
editdateNoneNone
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload.Used for reporting any issues back to LANone
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 DISCOVERYNone
object_idNoneNone
sourceThis field gives the user information on what source was used to create the polygon.None
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LANone
councilNoneNone
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.None
contactThe entity responsible for providing more info about the feature upon requestNone
accuracyThis 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 mappingNone
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubNone
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
site_nameThe name given to the siteNone
typeThe TYPE field is the second tier thesaurus term. (Actually, this should state the narrowest term)None

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Historic Environment Records data are updated quarterly and their last update was on: January 24th 2020

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 21 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Housing Land Supply - Scotlandsite_nameThe name given to the site by the LAText string
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
capacityThe site capacityNone
brown_greenfieldBrownfield or Greenfieldmapped from various categorisations to brownfield or greenfield
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
site_sizeSite size in hectaresTo two decimal places - sites expressed in sqm are converted to Ha
remainingNumber of units remaining versus site capacity and completionsNumerical value
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
detailsMiscellaneous detailsFree text
completionsCompletions (houses built) to dateNumerical value
current_yearCurrent housing land audit yearThis should be a calendar year. Currently this may not be consistent across all councils.
first_yearYear of first completions or first year in the housing land supplyThis should be a calendar year
developerDeveloper responsible for siteText field
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was uploaded to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
effective_noneffectiveSite is either effective (currently capable of development) or non-effective (not currently capable of development)Should be Effective or Non-effective
geomNoneNone
planning_referencePlanning application referenceAlpha numeric field
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
tenure_typeTenure type description (private, affordable)This is not yet consistent across all data suppliers
ldp_referenceLocal development plan referenceAlpha numeric field

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Housing Land Supply data are updated annually and their last update was on: March 4th 2020

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

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 22 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Libraries - ScotlanduprnThe Unique Property Reference Number of the address8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the local authority
sh_source_idNoneNone
geomNoneNone
library_nameThe name of the library as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
addressThe address of the libraryPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
facilitiesThe facilities available at the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
sh_sourceNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
opening_hoursThe opening hours of the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
urlThe website addressMust be resolvable
Libraries Mobile - ScotlanduprnThe Unique Property Reference Number of the address8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the local authority
sh_date_uploadedThe date data was provided to Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
geomNoneNone
library_nameThe name of the library as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_sourceNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
opening_hoursThe opening hours of the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
addressThe address of the libraryPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
sh_source_idNoneNone
facilitiesThe facilities available at the libraryText descriptor (currently no standards)
urlThe website addressMust be resolvable

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. 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.

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

Local Development Plans

Description

The Local Development Plan dataset is a composition of Local Development Plans supplied by local authorities and national parks in Scotland. It is intended to provide a spatial overview of common policies across Scotland. The authoritative data source is the originating data supplied by the planning authority and the authoritative plan is that which is published as approved and adopted by the planning authority, which may not be in a digital format.

Development plans set out the long term vision for where development should and shouldn’t happen in the places they cover. The local development plan is the principal land use planning document used in assessing applications for planning permission, based upon national, regional and local policies and proposals. It is the most significant material consideration in determining such applications and reference to the local development plan is essential for most types of proposed development. The main spatial element is typically the policies and proposals map, which is created from the data that is also used in this dataset. Some policies will be plan-wide, and not reproduced spatially, so this dataset contains policy data that is linked to a discrete area within the planning authority area.

In addition to the local development plan, reference should be made to the National Planning Framework (covering all of Scotland), the Strategic Development Plan (where applicable) and supplementary guidance that is included in the development plan.

Update and reference to other datasets

This dataset will be updated as and when development plans are replaced and formally adopted by authorities, on a minimum quarterly basis in operational terms each year. Local development plans are currently replaced on a five year basis and will be further modified by the forthcoming Planning Act, likely moving to a ten year cycle with interim updates, although it is not yet clear on how updates will be prepared. If proposed and draft plans (and other datasets, such as issues reports) are published on the Spatial Hub, this will be as a separate dataset.

This dataset should be used in conjunction with other planning related datasets available on the Spatial Hub, notably planning applications, conservation areas, housing land and employment land. There may be some duplication with related layers, due to the ways that particular authorities may share data, and this will be resolved on a layer-by-layer basis as this dataset (and others) are developed. This is also true for some national datasets, such as statutory designations for natural heritage: these typically originate with other agencies although they are often published as part of a local development plan. This will also be resolved, in data architecture terms, through dialogue with these key agencies.

Geometries

There are three layers within this dataset, for point, polyline and polygon features. Not all authorities capture all three feature types.


Categorisation

The dataset employs three levels of categorisation – class, subclass and tags. The classes and subclasses are listed below, based on a particular data attribute field that originates in the dataset and is mapped to the common attribute “layer type” which is then searched for an applicable match. Tags are used in searches to match and categorise dataset features against the layer type, and captured as a full list of tags against each feature to allow multi-criteria searches.

Known Issues

Some manual classification is required, for features that have only a reference or a layer name that needs direct matching to a class and subclass. In this case, the tags may well have null values.

This is an early release of the dataset, which will change further following consultation with users, planning authorities and other stakeholders. In the longer term, a move towards common standards and categorisation will be promoted.

Further Information

The definitive description is contained within the published Development Plan Scheme for each planning authority, available online.

Reference can also be made to Scottish Government policy on development plans:

https://www.gov.scot/policies/planning-architecture/development-plans/

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This dataset comprises 3 layer(s):
Local Development Plans: Lines - Scotland
Local Development Plans: Points - Scotland
Local Development Plans: Polygons - Scotland

This dataset comprises 45 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Development Plans: Lines - ScotlandreferenceReference within the original feature attributestext
layer_typeDescription of the feature from the original feature attributestext
local_authorityLocal authority or planning authoritytext
sh_classGeneral class of feature - community,economy,environment,heritage,housing,other,resources,transporttext
sh_subclassDetailed class of feature - active travel,agriculture & aquaculture,aviation,conservation area,countryside and coastal,district wildlife site,education,energy,flooding,forestry,general,green belt,greenspace,health,heritage,housing,industry & business,infrastructure consultation,landscaping and planting,local nature conservation site,local nature reserve,maritime,minerals,mixed use,other infrastructure,other policies,other sites,other,rail & public transport,retail,road,settlement,statutory environmental designation,tpo (tree preservation order),waste,watertext
detailsA list of details associated with the feature, from the original feature attributestext
review_or_next_planEstimated or actual review of the plantext
fromThe commencement of the plantext
toThe expiry of the plantext
geomNoneNone
tagsA list of terms associated with the featuretext
sh_date_uploadedNoneNone
urlURL or URLs associated with the featuretext
adoption_statusThe adoption status of the plantext
layer_nameThe original name of the layer as supplied to the Spatial Hubtext
Local Development Plans: Points - Scotlandlayer_typeThe original name of the layer as supplied to the Spatial Hubtext
layer_nameThe original name of the layer as supplied to the Spatial Hubtext
sh_subclassDetailed class of feature - active travel,agriculture & aquaculture,aviation,conservation area,countryside and coastal,district wildlife site,education,energy,flooding,forestry,general,green belt,greenspace,health,heritage,housing,industry & business,infrastructure consultation,landscaping and planting,local nature conservation site,local nature reserve,maritime,minerals,mixed use,other infrastructure,other policies,other sites,other,rail & public transport,retail,road,settlement,statutory environmental designation,tpo (tree preservation order),waste,watertext
detailsA list of details associated with the feature, from the original feature attributestext
referenceReference within the original feature attributestext
geomNoneNone
fromThe commencement of the plantext
adoption_statusThe adoption status of the plantext
toThe expiry of the plantext
review_or_next_planEstimated or actual review of the plantext
urlURL or URLs associated with the featuretext
sh_date_uploadedNoneNone
sh_classGeneral class of feature - community,economy,environment,heritage,housing,other,resources,transporttext
tagsA list of terms associated with the featuretext
local_authorityLocal authority or planning authoritytext
Local Development Plans: Polygons - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
sh_subclassDetailed class of feature - active travel,agriculture & aquaculture,aviation,conservation area,countryside and coastal,district wildlife site,education,energy,flooding,forestry,general,green belt,greenspace,health,heritage,housing,industry & business,infrastructure consultation,landscaping and planting,local nature conservation site,local nature reserve,maritime,minerals,mixed use,other infrastructure,other policies,other sites,other,rail & public transport,retail,road,settlement,statutory environmental designation,tpo (tree preservation order),waste,watertext
sh_date_uploadedNoneNone
layer_nameThe original name of the layer as supplied to the Spatial Hubtext
tagsA list of terms associated with the featuretext
layer_typeDescription of the feature from the original feature attributestext
adoption_statusThe adoption status of the plantext
detailsGeneral class of feature - community,economy,environment,heritage,housing,other,resources,transporttext
sh_classDetailed class of feature - active travel,agriculture & aquaculture,aviation,conservation area,countryside and coastal,district wildlife site,education,energy,flooding,forestry,general,green belt,greenspace,health,heritage,housing,industry & business,infrastructure consultation,landscaping and planting,local nature conservation site,local nature reserve,maritime,minerals,mixed use,other infrastructure,other policies,other sites,other,rail & public transport,retail,road,settlement,statutory environmental designation,tpo (tree preservation order),waste,watertext
review_or_next_planEstimated or actual review of the plantext
toThe expiry of the plantext
urlURL or URLs associated with the featuretext
referenceReference within the original feature attributestext
local_authorityLocal authority or planning authoritytext
fromThe commencement of the plantext

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Development Plans data are updated quarterly and their last update was on: April 30th 2019

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

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 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Landscape Areas - Scotlandsh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
policy_refA policy reference supplied by some LAsUsually relates to LDP
notesNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
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
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
urlWebsite with further details about site or policyURL must be resolvable

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Landscape Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: January 23rd 2020

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

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 14 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Nature Conservation Sites - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
policy_refA policy reference identifier associaetd with this featureAlphanumeric
sh_src_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
sh_date_uploadedDate when data was provided to Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
notesA descriptive field containing any specific instructions for this featureText description
sh_srcUnique 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
urlA website at which further information can be foundMust be resolvable
date_designatedDate on which the site was designated as being activeIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
site_refID for site as defined by LACan be text, number or both currently. No standards seem to exist for this as yet
habitatType of habitat found on the siteText description
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Nature Conservation Sites data are updated as needed and their last update was on: March 5th 2020

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

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 14 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Nature Reserves - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
site_areaNoneNone
pa_codeThe Protected Area code allocated to the site by SNH4-digit numeric
habitatThe type of habitat on the site Text description
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
policy_refThe policy associated with the siteUsually relates to the LDP
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
geomNoneNone
date_designatedDate on which the site was designated as being activeIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
notesA descriptive field containing any specific instructions for this featureText description
urlA website on which further information can be foundMust be resolvable
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the spatial hubIn 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

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Local Nature Reserves data are updated as needed and their last update was on: March 5th 2020

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

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 calendar 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 calendar 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 - historic year layers (Polygons): Polygon layers for 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 weekly.

*Moray's planning data has currently been removed from this dataset. We will find a solution to this in due course*

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This dataset comprises 3 layer(s):
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points)
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons)
Planning Applications - Calendar Year (Polygon)

This dataset comprises 47 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Planning Applications - 1996-2017date_validatedThe date the planning application was validated by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
details_urlThe url to access detailed information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
yearThe Calendar year the application was receivedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
dates_urlThe url to access date information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
addressThe address of the planning applicationPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
referenceThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authorityAlpha/numeric
summary_urlThe url to access summary information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
consultation_urlThe url to access consultation information of the planning applicationMust be resolvable
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning applicationAlpha numeric field
geomNoneNone
Planning Applications - Calendar Year (Polygon)weekly_list_typeNoneNone
weekly_list_dateNoneNone
date_receivedNoneNone
date_decidedNoneNone
uprnNoneNone
application_urlNoneNone
planning_authorityNoneNone
statusNoneNone
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Points)validatedThe date the planning application was validated by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
weekly_list_typeThe date of the weekly listIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
weekly_list_dateThe date of the weekly listIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
planning_authorityThe name of the planning authorityShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
application_urlThe url to access further details of the planning application (inc. documentation)Must be resolvable
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning applicationAlpha/numeric
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Planning Applications as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
receivedThe date the planning application was received by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
statusThe status of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
decidedThe date the planning application was decided by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
addressThe address of the planning applicationPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
refnoThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authorityAlpha/numeric
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
Planning Applications - Weekly Lists (Polygons)weekly_list_typeThe type of application from the weekly listText descriptor (currently no standards)
weekly_list_dateThe type of application from the weekly listText descriptor (currently no standards)
proposalThe descriptive text of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
validatedThe date the planning application was validated by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
receivedThe date the planning application was received by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
planning_authorityThe name of the planning authorityShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
keyvalThe casework management system generated reference number for the planning applicationAlpha/numeric
statusThe status of the planning applicationText descriptor (currently no standards)
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Planning Applications as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
decidedThe date the planning application was decided by the planning authorityIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
application_urlThe url to access further details of the planning application (inc. documentation)Must be resolvable
refnoThe reference number of the planning application allocated by the planning authorityAlpha/numeric
geomNoneNone
addressThe address of the planning applicationPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Planning Applications data are updated weekly and their last update was on: March 3rd 2020

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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Polling Districts - Scotland

This dataset comprises 16 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Polling Districts - Scotlandpolling_placeThe name and/or address of the polling place linked to the polling district, as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. 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 the local authority sct register
scot_parliament_constituencyThe scottish parlimentary constituencey covered by the polling districtText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters)
geomNoneNone
district_nameThe polling district name, as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
ward_codeThe ward code covered by the polling district Alpha numeric code - not standardised as yet
westminster_constituencyThe westminster parlimentary constituency covered by the polling districtText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters)
polling_place_codeThe polling place codeAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the polling place linked to the polling district, as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
ward_nameThe ward name covered by the polling districtText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters)
urlThe url of the website related to the polling district Must be resolvable
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
district_codeThe polling district code, as defined by the LAAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet

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: December 3rd 2019

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 15 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Polling Places - Scotlandward_nameThe ward name covered by the polling placeText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters)
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
district_codeThe polling district code linked to the polling place, as defined by the LAAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet
geomNoneNone
district_nameThe polling district name linked to the polling place, as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_srcThe unique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
ward_codeThe ward code covered by the polling placeAlpha numeric code - not standardised as yet
westminster_parliamentary_constituencyThe westminster parlimentary constituency covered by the polling placeText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters)
polling_placeThe name and/or address of the polling place, as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the polling place, as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
scottish_parliamentary_constituencyThe scottish parlimentary constituencey covered by the polling placeText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters)
sh_src_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 provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlThe url of the website related to the polling placeMust be resolvable

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: December 11th 2019

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.

Private Water Supplies

Description

The Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 came into force in October 2017, and are regulated and enforced by Local Authorities.

The main objective of the Regulations is to ensure the provision of clean, safe drinking water and to deliver significant health benefits to those using private water supplies.

The DWQR has an independent role in verifying that the Regulations are complied with and also reports on compliance with the Regulations to the European Commission. Local Authorities are required to maintain a register of every private water supply to premises in its area.

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Private Water Supply - Scotland

This dataset comprises 12 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Private Water Supply - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
typeThe type of feature supplied2 or 3 digit alphnumeric
sh_sourceNoneNone
classificationThe classification of the featureAlphanumeric
addressThe address of the feature as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
ref_dwqrDrink Water Quality Regulator reference numberAlphanumeric
pws_locationThe location of the featureAlphanumeric
sh_source_idNoneNone
refLA reference numberAlphanumeric
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the feature as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Private Water Supplies data are updated annually and their last update was on: November 21st 2018

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

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 Recycling Points - Scotland
Recycling and Waste Facilities Waste Management - Scotland

This dataset comprises 24 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Recycling and Waste Facilities Recycling Points - Scotlandsh_src_idNoneNone
site_refA unique ID assigned to the feature by the LAUsually alpha/ numeric
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
addressAn address for the featureConcatenated from several fields where necessary. Should come from OSG where possible
material_typeType of material collected at the siteText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
la_s_codeNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_srcNoneNone
hoursHours of opening (if any)Free text
geomNoneNone
Recycling and Waste Facilities Waste Management - Scotlandlocal_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the feature as provided by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
sh_srcNoneNone
material_typeType of material processed at siteText string
closure_dateDate of closure of the site (where applicable)In format: yyyy-mm-dd
functionType of facilityText string
addressAn address for the featureConcatenated from several fields where necessary. Should come from OSG where possible
sh_src_idNoneNone
la_s_codeNoneNone
statusStatus of the facilityText string
site_refA unique ID assigned to the feature by the LAUsually numeric

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Recycling and Waste Facilities data are updated as needed and their last update was on: February 14th 2020

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 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 i.e. self-intersection

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

Renewable Energy Sites

Description

All local authorities will receive planning applications for renewable energy sites. Some local authorities have provided us with such data, from which we have selected only approved and/ or operational sites.

We have also received separate files of data showing renwable energy sites - both as point and polygon, and we have attempted to merge all of this data together to form a national dataset.

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Renewable Energy Sites: Points - Scotland
Renewable Energy Sites: Polygons - Scotland

This dataset comprises 52 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Renewable Energy Sites: Points - Scotlandsh_sourceNoneNone
panel_noNumber of solar panels (where applicable)Numeric
sh_source_idNoneNone
modelThe model of the energy producerText string
hub_heightThe height of the main hub of the turbineText string
capacityThe energy capacity of the siteText string
yearYear site was completedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
decisionDecision about the planning applicationText string
date_registeredDate the planning application was submittedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlA webiste link for more informationMust be resolvable
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the Spatial HubAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
plan_refThe planning application reference Text string
plan_typeThe type of planning applicationText string
developerThe name of the site developerText string
date_decidedDate the site application was decided uponIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
date_completeDate the site was completedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
typeType of renewable energy facilityA reference to size or sub-function
notesAny notes or descriptions about the sitesText string
uprnUnique Property Reference Number for the site8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
turbine_noNumber of turbines on the siteNumeric
tip_heightHeight in metres to the top of the turbine tipInteger in Metres
categoryThe type of renewable energy siteFrom a list of potential renewable energies
statusThe status given to the site based on where it is in the planning cycleOperational and/ or approved
site_nameA name given to the sitesText string
diameterThe diameter of the wind turbinesText string
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
addressThe address of the siteText string
Renewable Energy Sites: Polygons - ScotlanddecisionDecision about the planning applicationText string
sh_source_idNoneNone
sh_sourceNoneNone
developerThe name of the site developerText string
townNearest town to siteText string
capacityThe energy capacity of the siteText string
turbine_noNumber of turbines on the siteNumeric
gidNoneNone
categoryThe type of renewable energy siterom a list of potential renewable energies
typeType of renewable energy facility. A reference to size or sub-functionNoText stringne
address2NoneNone
statusThe status given to the site based on where it is in the planning cycleText string
tip_heightHeight in metres to the top of the turbine tipText string
notesAny notes or descriptions about the sitesText string
plan_typeThe type of planning applicationText string
plan_refThe planning application referenceText string
date_decidedDate the planning application was decided uponIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
site_nameThe name of the energy siteText string
feature_idA unique ID for the feature as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet.
geomNoneNone
sh_date_uploadedDate at which data was provided (either as shapefiles upload or WFS feed) to the Spatial HubIn format:yyyy-mm-dd
date_registeredDate the planning application was submittedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
address1First part of the address of the siteText string

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Renewable Energy Sites data are updated annually and their last update was on: May 17th 2019

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 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

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

Safety Features

Description

Many Local Authorities capture locational details of certain safety features located across their area of jurisdiction. This dataset attempts to pull those features together into one single national dataset.

It currently contains defibrillator, water access points, fire hydrant, lifebelt and CCTV locations where local authorities have provided them.

It is likely that this dataset will be superseded and/ or conflated into a national emergency services gazetteer as and when that is created.

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Safety Features - Scotland

This dataset comprises 17 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Safety Features - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
addressFull address supplied for the featureText string
sh_sourceNoneNone
categoryThe category of safety featurePicked from list: Defibrillator, fire hydrant, water access point, CCTV
siteA description of the exact site of the featureText string
esuElementary Street Unit. The unique ID given to a particular section of road as defined by the Street GazetteerInteger
postcodePostcode for the location of the featureAlpha-numeric
feature_idAn identifier provided by the LA for the featureText string
sh_source_idNoneNone
typeThe type of specific safety featureText string
townTown where the feature is locatedText string
geomNoneNone
uprnUnique Property Reference Number for the feature (likely to be the nearest address)8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
uuidUniversally Unique Identifier generated by LA source systemsinteger
telephoneA telephone number for reporting any issues to do with the safety featureNumerical value
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
usrnUnique Street Reference Number for the street on which the featyre is locatedInteger

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Safety Features data are updated annually and their last update was on: November 19th 2018

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.

These data layers do not contain the catchment areas for Jordanhill primary and secondary school catchments which is located in west Glasgow. This is because it is a Scottish Government-funded school. This data will be provided by other data publishers in due course.

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

This dataset comprises 60 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
School Catchments: Primary denominational (PD) - ScotlandlevelSchool levelprimary or secondary
school_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA The Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. 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 authority sct register
phoneThe phone number of the schoolNumerical value
emailThe email address of the schoolAlphanumeric
geomNoneNone
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs7-digit numeric code
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
typeSchool typeDenominational or non-denominational
addressAddress of the schoolShould be the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer record
School Catchments: Primary non-denominational (PN) - Scotlandsh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
emailThe email address of the schoolAlphanumeric
typeSchool typedenominational or non-denominational
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
phoneThe phone number of the schoolNumerical value
levelSchool levelprimary or secondary
school_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs7-digit numeric code
addressAddress of the schoolShould be same as One Scotland Gazetteer record
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
School Catchments: Secondary denominational (SD) - ScotlandlevelSchool levelprimary or secondary
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
geomNoneNone
typeSchool typedenominational or non-denominational
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs7-digit numeric code
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
addressAddress of the schoolShould be same as One Scotland Gazetteer record
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
school_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
phoneThe phone number of the schoolNumeric
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
emailThe email address of the schoolAlphanumeric
School Catchments: Secondary non-denominational (SN) - Scotlandschool_nameThe name of the schoolText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
phoneThe phone number of the schoolNumerical value
geomNoneNone
seed_codeSeed code as captured by some LAs7-digit numeric code
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the Council/Community asset as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
addressAddress of the schoolShould be same as One Scotland Gazetteer record
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_srcUnique 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 the local authority sct register
urlWeb site for school detailsURL should be resolvable
emailThe email address of the schoolAlphanumeric
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
sh_src_idID for each record per Spatial Hub upload. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
typeSchool typedenominational or non-denominational
levelSchool levelprimary or secondary

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

School Catchments data are updated annually and their last update was on: November 23rd 2019

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.

Scottish Local Authority Areas

Description

Local government in Scotland comprises 32 unitary local authorities, which are responsible for the provision of a range of public services such as education, licensing regulations, social care, transport and waste management. The current authority boundaries are largely a result of reorganization that took place in 1996, following the enactment of the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 which abolished the two tier structure of regions and districts. The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is responsible for recommendations on the definition of local authority boundaries, however, the definitive dataset is delineated by Ordnance Survey for inclusion in their BoundaryLine product.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Local Authority Boundaries - Scotland

This dataset comprises 4 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Local Authority Boundaries - ScotlandhectaresThe hectarage of the local authority areaTo 3 decimal places
codeThe unique statistical S-code assigned to each local authority9-digit Alphanumeric beginning with S
local_authorityThe official name given to the local authorityText string
geomNoneNone

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

Scottish Local Authority Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: April 1st 2019

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to Scottish Ministers for local authority boundaries in Scotland. Recommendations that are accepted by Ministers are enacted by statutory instrument and passed to Ordnance Survey for inclusion in their BoundaryLine product.

Local Authority boundaries were originally defined according to Schedule 1 of the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994. Since their formation in 1996, there have been a number of amendments following formal administrative area reviews. These are as follows:

Effective 2002-06-01 (SSI 2002/155-157):
• Argyll and Bute and West Dunbartonshire at Ardoch Sewage Works
• Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire at Blackburn
• Glasgow City and Renfrewshire at Braehead
• City of Edinburgh and West Lothian at West Farm, Broxburn

Effective 2010-04-01 (SSI 2009/368, 442):
• Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire at Cardowan, by Stepps
• Angus and Dundee City at Fithiebank

Effective 2011-04-01 (SSI 2010/353):
• East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow City at Princes Gate and Greenacres, by Robroyston

Effective 2018-02-02 (SSI 2017/430):
• Fife and Perth and Kinross at Keltybridge and Fife Envirnonmental Energy Park, Westfield

Effective 2019-04-01 (SSI 2018/308):
• Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire at Cardowan by Stepps

With regards to the seaward extent of a local authority, this normally ends at the low water mark. In a small number of cases, a local government area has been extended by legislation around a port or harbour into the surrounding sea beyond the low water mark. The largest of these is Yell Sound in the Shetland Islands, and there are also substantial extensions at Aberdeen and Greenock.

Septic Tanks

Description

This dataset is an amalgamation of licenced SEPA & some Local Authority Septic Tanks in Scotland.

Under section 79 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Under part 6, section 37 of the Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013 SEPA, Scottish Water and Local Authorities all have a responsibility for the registration, management and compliance of Septic Tanks within Scotland. The Scottish Assessors also currently identifies 678 septic tanks. These are tanks that serve more than one dwelling. Those that serve just one dwelling may be treated as an appurtenance of the dwelling i.e. they are classified as domestic and treated as being reflected in the Council Tax band.

SEPA have approximately a quarter of the Septic Tanks mapped as it has only been a requirement since 2012 that when buying or selling a house that these get licenced. Scottish Water have partial information (not included as data not provided in a suitable format) and Scottish Assessors collect some as well (not included due to percieved licensing restrictions). SEPA, Local Authorities, Scottish Water and Scottish Assessors are keen to combine data to create a complete and comprehensive view of all Septic Tanks in Scotland.

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Septic Tanks - Scotland

This dataset comprises 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Septic Tanks - Scotlandsh_sourceNoneNone
assessors_ref_numberReference number provided by the AssessorsAlphanumerical reference number
addressThe address of the featture as defined by the LAPreferably the same as the One Scotland Gazetteer
sh_date_uploadedDate at which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
uprnThe Unique Property Reference Number for the address of the feature as defined by the LA8, 9 or 12 digit number as defined by the LA
sepa_ref_numberReference number provided by SEPAAlphanumerical reference number
la_ref_numberReference number provided by the LAAlphanumerical reference number
sh_source_idNoneNone
geomNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register

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.

Septic Tanks data are updated annually and their last update was on: November 21st 2018

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

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 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Smoke Control Areas - ScotlandurlA link to a website with further details about this areaURL must be resolvable
area_nameThe name assigned to each area by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
geomNoneNone
sh_src_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 provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
area_codeThe code assigned to each area by the LAAn alpha/numeric field. No standards as yet
sh_srcUnique reference assigned to the LA upload file. Used for reporting any issues back to LAAuto-generated by Spatial Hub upon LA upload
la_s_code9-digit alpha/numeric unique ID, beginning with S (for Scotland), for the geographical area of each local authorityAlphanumeric
date_designatedNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Smoke Control Areas data are updated as needed and their last update was on: October 31st 2019

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

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
Electric Vehicle Charging Points

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 20 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Street Furniture - Scotlandsh_srcNoneNone
streetNoneNone
usrnThe Unique Street Reference Number where the feature is located8-digit numeric
conditionNoneNone
geomNoneNone
sh_src_idNoneNone
categoryThe category of street furnitureSelected from a list
sh_date_uploadedDate on which data was provided to the spatial hubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
la_s_codeNoneNone
typeAn additional categorisation of the featureFree text
materialThe predominant material the feature is made fromFree text
plugsNoneNone
localityNoneNone
uprnNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
feature_codeA unique ID for the feature as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet.
siteA more defined location for the featureMore detail such as an address or description of the location
notesNoneNone
chargeNoneNone
addressNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Street Furniture data are updated as needed and their last update was on: February 11th 2020

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 and other retail 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 network of centres forms part of the sequential test in assessing retail planning applications, which should be located firstly in town centres, then in other retail centres or edge-of-centre sites, so the dataset provides key locational information in assisting retail planning and policies. These centres may be defined in local development plans in the first instance.

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

This dataset comprises 10 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Town Centres - ScotlandcodeCode 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 the local authority sct register
sh_source_idNoneNone
policy_urlA policy reference for the site as defined by some LAsUsually related to the LDP
policy_refA policy reference for the site as defined by some LAsUsually related to the LDP
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LANoText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptorne
sh_sourceNoneNone
typeThe type of siteSelect from list: Retail Park, Town Centre, Business Park
geomNoneNone
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 OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Town Centres data are updated annually and their last update was on: August 1st 2019

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

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 2010. 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. More information and guidance on Tree Preservation orders and Trees in conservation can be found in Planning Circular 1/2011. Which provides an overview of the TPO procedures, explaining how the requirements from the Act and Regulations fit together.

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 a discrepancy with Registers of Scotland's TPO data.

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This dataset comprises 2 layer(s):
Tree Preservation Orders: Points - Scotland
Tree Preservation Orders: Polygons - Scotland

This dataset comprises 28 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Tree Preservation Orders: Points - ScotlandgeomNoneNone
speciesThe predominant species of tree in the TPOConfirmed, Provisional, YES
site_nameThe name given to the TPO as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
confirmation_dateThe date on which the TPO was confirmedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_src_idNoneNone
la_s_codeNoneNone
site_refA reference for the TPO as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
statusThe status of the TPOYes, No, Provisional, Confirmed
local_authorityThe LA that provided the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
typeThe type of TPOwoodland, tree, group
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
urlA webpage url providing more detail about the TPOURL must be resolvable
sh_srcNoneNone
legal_nameThe legal name givenby the LA to the TPOFree text field
Tree Preservation Orders: Polygons - Scotlandsite_nameThe name given to the TPO as defined by the LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
site_refA reference for the TPO as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
local_authorityThe LA that provided the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
sh_date_uploadedDate on which the data was provided to the Spatial HubIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
sh_src_idNoneNone
typeThe type of TPOwoodland, tree, group
confirmation_dateThe date on which the TPO was confirmedIn format: yyyy-mm-dd
statusThe status of the TPOYes, No, Provisional, Confirmed
urlA webpage url providing more detail about the TPOURL must be resolvable
legal_nameThe legal name givenby the LA to the TPOFree text field.
la_s_codeNoneNone
geomNoneNone
sh_srcNoneNone
speciesThe predominant species of tree in the TPOFree text field

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Tree Preservation Orders data are updated as needed and their last update was on: February 18th 2020

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 (2018 published in 2019) 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, their previous spatial data return has been used.
- where there is no spatial data at all for sites we have buffered the easting and northing provided in the survey, to create a circular polygon area for a site. (Dumfries and Galloway Council and Highland Council)

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

This dataset comprises 15 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Vacant and Derelict Land - ScotlandnorthNorthing of a point for the site6/7-digit numeric value representing metres north of point 0 south of Isles of Scilly
site_sizeNoneNone
geomNoneNone
periodNoneNone
previous_useNoneNone
local_authorityThe LA that supplied the dataShould use the exact name as it appears in the local authority sct register
development_potentialThe development potential of the site as defined by the LAPick from list
site_nameThe name of the site as defined by each LAText name with capitals for first letter (max 100 characters) without area descriptor
addressRough address of siteShould match the One Scotland Gazetteer record
site_codeCode number for the site as defined by the LAAlpha numeric field. No standards as yet
site_typeType of sitevacant or derelict
owner_2Past owner of siteFree text
datazoneNoneNone
owner_1Most recent owner of siteFree text
eastEasting of a point for the site6-digit numeric value representing metres east of point 0 west of Isles of Scilly

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Vacant and Derelict Land data are updated annually and their last update was on: January 13th 2020

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

Wind Turbine Spatial Framework

Description

This dataset contains areas classified by their suitability for onshore wind turbine development, falling into one of three groups:

Group 1: Areas where wind farms will not be acceptable: National Parks and National Scenic Areas

Group 2: Areas of significant protection: Recognising the need for significant protection, in these areas wind farms may be appropriate in some circumstances. Further consideration will be required to demonstrate that any significant effects on the qualities of these areas can be substantially overcome by siting, design or other mitigation.

National and international designations:
World Heritage Sites;
Natura 2000 and Ramsar sites;
Sites of Special Scientific Interest;
National Nature Reserves;
Sites identified in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes;
Sites identified in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields.

Other nationally important mapped environmental interests:
areas of wild land as shown on the 2014 SNH map of wild land areas;
carbon rich soils, deep peat and priority peatland habitat.

Community separation for consideration of visual impact:
an area not exceeding 2km around cities, towns and villages identified on the local development plan with an identified settlement envelope or edge. The extent of the area will be determined by the planning authority based on landform and other features which restrict views out from the settlement.

Group 3 - Area with potential for wind farm development: Beyond groups 1 and 2, wind farms are likely to be acceptable, subject to detailed consideration against identified policy criteria.
Reference should be made to Scottish Government planning and renewable energy policy. In the first instance, this is Scottish Planning Policy (June 2014) paragraphs 161 to 174, in the context of the overarching policy of "A Low Carbon Place".

It should be noted that some terminology relating to "spatial frameworks" and "areas of search" may no longer be in use, and reference should be made to planning advice on renewable energy (February 2017) at https://www.gov.scot/publications/renewables-planning-advice-index/

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This dataset comprises 1 layer(s):
Wind Turbine Spatial Framework - Scotland

This dataset comprises 7 attribute(s):
Layer titleAttribute nameAttribute descriptionAttribute specification
Wind Turbine Spatial Framework - ScotlandgeomgeometryNone
sh_date_uploadedDate of uploadNone
detailsAssociated detailsNone
sh_sourceNoneNone
local_authorityLocal authority nameNone
group_catGroup category (1,2,3)None
sh_source_idNoneNone

Use of the data is available to any organisation that is a member of the OSMA (One Scotland Mapping Agreement) or any UK academic institution via Edina's subscription Digimap service. It is not currently commercially available.

Wind Turbine Spatial Framework data are updated quarterly and their last update was on: May 9th 2019

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

Data collected on: https://www.spatialdata.gov.scot/geonetwork/srv/eng/catalog.search#/metadata/50c53bbf-c1bf-4819-bd86-3c5adad65900. 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