East Lothian Council

Natural Heritage and Planning

Natural heritage designations in East Lothian

Hopetoun monument

Certain areas within East Lothian are designated for their important natural heritage value.  Planning policies protect these sites from damaging development to a degree that is proportionate to the significance of their designation.

More information on different types of sites can be accessed via the links below.

A large amount of information on protected nature conservation sites can also be found on Scottish Natural Heritage's Sitelink website.  This includes site boundaries, supporting documents, and information on site condition monitoring, site management agreements, consultation cases, and grant aided projects.

You may also be interested in the Council's webpages on Biodiversity and Countryside Conservation.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827264

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.