Inventory of Historic Battlefields and Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes
Sites of national importance can be added to the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes or the Inventory of Historic Battlefields or, The Inventories, under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for compiling and maintaining the Inventories.
Any changes proposed which affect a site on the Inventories are considered by the relevant local authority through the planning system under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013. You can find out what it means to be on the Inventory of Garden and Designed Landscape or the Inventory of Historic Battlefields.
You may need planning permission to carry out works in either of these designations. If you are unsure what permissions are required, you can contact the planning team or alternatively you can check by using form wizard on the ePlanning website. Decisions on applications are guided by the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) and the policies laid out in the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2023.
We also take into account Historic Environment Scotland’s best practice guidance called Managing Change in The Historic Environment. This is a series of guidance notes about making changes to the historic environment and each note looks at a different theme.