Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 - section 72 operation: eleventh annual report

Information and conclusions fulfilling our annual reporting requirements on the operation Section 3F of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.

7 Matters for future reports

7.1 The Scottish Government will continue to fulfil its reporting requirements arising from the Climate Change legislation through future reports, as well as providing advice for planning authorities and developers where relevant.

7.2 We will also revisit the style and scope of future reports to the Scottish Parliament to ensure they properly and proportionately reflect the new system of development plans resulting from the implementation of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, as well as climate change legislation and plans as detailed in section 2 of this report.

7.3 The Scottish Government will continue to provide representations on proposed local development plans in relation to Section 3F until such a time that the changes to development planning set out in the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 come into force.

7.4 The Scottish Government will work with others to co-produce the next versions of the National Planning Framework, incorporating Scottish Planning Policy. This will provide a new opportunity to consider how the requirements of Section 3F can be best met in the design of relevant national planning policy.



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