Development Management is the name given to the element of Scotland's system of Town and Country Planning, through which national government, local government and national park authorities (the 'Planning Authority') regulate land-use and development. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. See Development control in the United Kingdom for an explanation of how planning control is exercised in the UK A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution
In its simplest form, development management constitutes the assessing and determining of applications for planning permission; however on a more strategic level, it is involved in the spatial planning and development of communities and land. See Development Control for an overall explanation of how control under the Town and Country Planning legislation is operated in the United Kingdom Spatial planning refers to the methods used by the Public sector to influence the distribution of people and activities in spaces of various scales At present, it relies on a "plan-led system", whereby Development Plans (Structure and Local) are formed following public consultation. The development plan is an aspect of Town and country planning in the Sri Lanka comprising a set of documents which set out the Local Authorities policies In United Kingdom planning law a Structure Plan is an old-style development plan, which sets out strategic planning policies and forms the basis for detailed policies In United Kingdom Planning Law a Local Plan is an old-style development plan prepared by district and other local planning authorities. Planning applications are then granted or refused with reference to the Development Plan as a material consideration.