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01: Foreword by First Minister and Deputy First Minister
02: Minister for Communities' Introduction
03: Executive Summary
04: Planning in a Modern, Devolved Scotland4.1: Why Modernise4.2 : Unlocking Planning's Potential4.3 : Purpose of Modernisation
05: Our Proposals5.1: Making the Planning System Fit for Purpose5.2: Efficiency5.3: Widening Inclusion
06: Sustainable Development
07: Financial Impacts
08: Supporting Planning Authorities
09: Next Steps9.1: The Planning Bill9.2: Non-legislative reform
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29 June 2005
Please find enclosed a copy of the Scottish Executive White Paper: Modernising the Planning System. Copies have been distributed to individuals and organisations with an interest in planning, and to all members of the public who responded to any of the recent consultations on planning issues.
The White Paper sets out a package of measures to realise the Scottish Executive's aim of modernising the planning system. It is our intention to introduce a planning Bill to implement the proposals that require legislative change during this current parliamentary session.
Many of the proposals contained in the White Paper have been the subject of extensive public consultations, which have informed Ministers' consideration of the issues. Nevertheless, we would welcome any comments you might wish to make on the practical implications of the proposals. Comments should be addressed to:
Telephone enquiries: 0131 244 7060 E-mails should be sent to PlanningModernisation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
We would appreciate receiving any comments by 16 September. A report of the comments received by this date will be published in due course by the Executive. In addition, a digest of comments received will be made available on the Scottish Executive website. In order to confirm
your permission to publish any comments you may have, we would be grateful if any submission you make could be accompanied by the enclosed Respondent Information Form.
JAMES G MACKINNON Chief Planner
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