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eDevelopment.scot is the new single landing page where users will access the replacement ePlanning portal and the new eBuilding Standards portal (due in Summer 2016).

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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.

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

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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SAQP 2016

SAQP 2016 open for entries. This year marks an exciting opportunity to enter into 3 types of Awards.

Revisions

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2016
The Order amends Class 6H of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 to provide for additional permitted development rights for the installation, alteration or replacement of an air source heat pump on or within the curtilage of a dwelling.

 

Revised circular 2/2003 on safeguarding. It includes a new Direction which reflects changes primarily pertaining to Meteorological Technical Sites.

Revisions

Circular 1/2012 – Guidance on Householder Permitted Development Rights has been updated to reflect changes in domestic permitted development rights for air source heat pumps. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2016 amends Class 6H of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 to provide for additional permitted development rights for the installation, alteration or replacement of an air source heat pump on or within the curtilage of a dwelling. The changes and new provisions required by the Order are outlined and explained in the Circular.
The Circular will be available shortly after the Order comes into effect. 

 

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Independent Review of Planning Discussion Forum

The forum has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responsed with ideas. Forum comments can be read at https://ideas.scotland.gov.uk/independent-review-of-planning