1. Impact assessment

    23 Dec 2020

    Digital strategy for planning: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities Impact Assessment (EQIA) results summary for Transforming Places Together - the digital strategy for planning in Scotland. The EQIA considers the impact of the strategy on the protected characteristics.

  2. Advice and guidance

    18 Dec 2020

    Scottish Planning Policy

    Policy statement on how nationally important land use planning matters should be addressed across the country.

  3. Strategy/plan

    26 Nov 2020

    Transforming Places Together: digital strategy for planning

    This strategy defines a long-term strategic direction for how Scotland’s planning system will digitally transform, embracing the opportunities new digital technologies and data present. It sets out what we intend to deliver, why this is needed and the benefits this transformation will bring.

  4. Consultation analysis

    17 Aug 2020

    NPF4 call for ideas: analysis of responses

    Independent analysis of responses to the call for ideas to inform the preparation of a new National Planning Framework (NPF), launched in January 2020.

  5. Advice and guidance

    29 Nov 2019

    Construction phase handbook

    Guidance for contracting authorities on the construction phase of a built asset project

  6. 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.

  7. Strategy/plan

    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.

  8. Statistics

    23 Jul 2019

    Planning performance statistics: 2018-2019 yearend

    Summary statistics on planning decision-making and timescales for October 2018 to March 2019 (quarters three and four), as well as historic data going back to quarter one of 2014-2015.

  9. 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).

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. NEWS

    05 Dec 2017 14:55

    Transforming planning

    Legislation to encourage development and improve community engagement.

  14. NEWS

    03 Aug 2016 11:11

    Local design fund

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