Scotland's third National Planning Framework (NPF3) sets out a long term vision for the development of Scotland.
NPF3 is the spatial expression of the Scottish Government's Economic Strategy - with a focus on supporting sustainable economic growth and the transition to a low carbon economy. NPF3 sets out our ambition for Scotland as a whole, and highlights the distinctive opportunities for sustainable growth in our cities and towns, our rural areas and our coast and islands.
NPF3 will be taken into account in all strategic and local development plans in Scotland. Fourteen national developments across Scotland are identified to deliver the strategy.