Development Monitoring

Development monitoring ensures that we comply with Scottish Planning Policy and that the Moray Local Development Plan is providing effective development opportunities to enable growth within Moray.

Housing Land Audit 2017

Scottish Planning Policy requires planning authorities to maintain a five year effective supply of land for housing. The Housing Land Audit 2017  provides a record of the effective and constrained housing land supply. It also identifies past completion rates and projected housing completions.

Consultation on the Draft Housing Land Audit 2018 has now closed. Any queries to Gary Templeton, Principal Planning Officer, email 

Employment Land Audit 2017

The Employment Land Audit (PDF) is carried out annually to identify the extent and status of the employment land supply in the area. The audit will provide an evidence base for the monitoring and review of policies and proposal included in the Local Development Plan.

Consultation on the Draft Employment Land Audit 2018 has now closed. Any queries to Rowena MacDougall, Planning Officer, email 

Moray Town Centre Health Check Assessments

Town Centre Health Checks are undertaken biennially to assess the vitality and viability of five Moray town centres: Elgin, Forres, Buckie, Keith, and Lossiemouth. Limited assessment is also undertaken in Aberlour, Dufftown, Fochabers, Rothes and the Edgar Road area of Elgin.

2016 Town Centre Health Check Report

2014 Town Centre Health Check Report 

2012 Town Centre Health Check Report

2010 Town Centre Health Check Report

Biodiversity Duty Reporting

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 requires public bodies in Scotland to produce a publicly available report every three years. This duty is aimed at connecting people and their environment and not about protecting specific species or sites.

The information contained within this report sets out the work Moray Council has undertaken to meet biodiversity duties from 2015 to 2017.

Moray Council Biodiversity Duty Reporting 2015 - 2017

Contact Us

Planning & Development
The Moray Council
Council Office
High Street, Elgin
IV30 1BX

0300 123 4561

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