Digital Communication Survey

We have committed to improve the way that we communicate with our stakeholders.  As a first step, we are keen to understand how our stakeholders find out about planning and architecture information generally, and invite feedback on our current digital communication platforms.

The findings will be used to help us tailor our future communication to meet stakeholder needs.  

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and runs until 31 July 2015.   All responses are anonymous. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/planningdigitalsurvey

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The Planning System in Scotland

national planning framework 3 logo The planning system is used to make decisions about the future development and use of land in our towns, cities and countryside. It considers where development should happen, where it should not and how development affects its surroundings. The system balances different interests to make sure that land is used and developed in a way that creates high quality, sustainable places.

Scotland's planning system has undergone the most significant modernisation in over 60 years. The overall aim is delivery of a planning service that is efficient, inclusive, fit for purpose and sustainable.

There are 3 main parts to the planning system :

  • Development Plans - The planning system in Scotland is plan led. The plans set out how places should change into the future.
  • Development Management - This is the process for making decisions on planning applications. Legislation requires that decisions on planning applications be guided by policies in the development plan.
  • Enforcement - This is the process that makes sure development is carried out correctly and which can be used to take action when it has not.

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RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

On July 6, 2015 it was announced that work on National Planning Framework 3 and Scottish Planning Policy had been successful in two categories in the 2015 RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence.

More information is available on all the shortlisted projects, including the five from Scotland.

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Current Consultation

Consultation on new permitted development rights for non-domestic solar panels and domestic air source heat pumps – to increase the number of situations where the technology does not require planning permission in advance. You can see the consultation documents and provide comments until August 27, 2015.

NPF3 & SPP One year on

June 23, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the publication of National Planning Framework 3 and Scottish Planning Policy.

We take a brief look at some of the events that have progressed this vision over the past 12 months