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National Planning Framework 3

National Planning Framework 3

Monday, June 23, 2014

ISBN: 9781784125424

Scotland's Third National Planning Framework, the spatial expression of the Government Economic Strategy, sets out a long-term vision for development and investment across Scotland over the next 20 to 30 years.

Executive Summary

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.