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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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National Planning Framework

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National Planning Framework 3

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The National Planning Framework (NPF) sets the context for development planning in Scotland and provides a framework for the spatial development of Scotland as a whole.

Key Planning outcomes for Scotland:-

  • A successful sustainable place – supporting economic growth, regeneration and the creation of well-designed places

  • A low carbon place – reducing our carbon emissions and adapting to climate change

  • A natural resilient place – helping to protect and enhance our natural cultural assets and facilitating their sustainable use

  • A connected place – supporting better transport and digital connectivity

It sets out the Government’s development priorities over the next 20-30 years and identifies national developments which support the development strategy.

Scotland's third National Planning Framework 3 was laid in the Scottish Parliament on June 23, 2014.  As well as a framework for the spatial development of Scotland as a whole, it includes 14 national developments, identified to deliver the strategy.

National Planning Framework 3 is available as an ebook and information is shared on our NPf3 Action programme blog.

In addition to laying NPF3 in Parliament, as required by statute, the Scottish Government has also laid:

A number of supporting documents are also available: