Places, People and Planning consultation: Scottish Ministers' position statement

Ministerial response to the views expressed on the proposals set out in the Places, People and Planning consultation.

Next Steps

We have taken an open and collaborative approach to the review of the planning system to date, and intend to maintain this transparency as the work progresses.

Further views on the additional details provided in this statement and in response to the Strategic Environmental Assessment ( SEA) Environmental Report are invited by 11 August 2017. Responses should be sent to We are conscious that many people have already spent considerable time contributing to the review, and so there is no need to restate views already expressed in relation to Places, People and Planning. These views have been, and will continue to be, taken into account as we move forward.

We will continue to keep stakeholders updated on progress and will undertake targeted engagement on certain proposals. We will also be undertaking engagement with specific organisations and others to help inform the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment, Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment and the Equality Impact Assessment which will be submitted to the Scottish Parliament alongside the Planning Bill.


Email: Chris Sinclair,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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