1. Research and analysis

    11 Oct 2019

    Community-led design initiatives: evaluation

    Findings from an evaluation of community–led design initiatives funded by the Scottish Government: the Charrette Mainstreaming Programme and the Making Places initiative.

  2. Publication

    30 Sep 2019

    Planning: post-bill work programme

    Our proposed timetable for implementing the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 and taking forward other aspects of the reform of Scottish planning.

  3. Statistics

    23 Jul 2019

    Planning performance statistics: annual report 2018-2019

    Annual statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for 2012-2013 to 2018-2019, based on quarterly data collected by the Scottish Government from Local and Planning Authorities as part of the Planning Performance Framework (introduced in 2012).

  4. Research and analysis

    17 Jan 2019

    Housing land audits: research project

    Assessment of housing land audits (HLAs) for consistency and compliance, their potential for standardisation and their role in development plan delivery.

  5. Research and analysis

    17 Jan 2019

    Planning, economy, place: literature review

    Review of the publications and case studies regarding how planning can support the economy, and how the economy can support creating great places.

  6. Research and analysis

    03 Aug 2018

    Customer service and the planning system: a research study

    The research follows on the back of the 2017 People, Places and Planning consultation and highlights examples of good practice and forward considerations for strengthening customer service within the planning system.

  7. NEWS

    05 Dec 2017 14:55

    Transforming planning

    Legislation to encourage development and improve community engagement.

  8. NEWS

    03 Aug 2016 11:11

    Local design fund

    Communities to have their say in the design of their area.