Fourth National Planning Framework: position statement

This Position Statement sets out the Scottish Government's current thinking on the issues that will need to be addressed when preparing Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).


1 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

2 Scottish Government National Outcomes

3 Scottish Government, Place Principle

4 Just Transition Commission: advice on a green recovery, July 2020,

5 Transport Scotland, 2020, National Transport Strategy

6 UK Climate Change Committee, 2020, Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2020 Progress Report to Parliament

7 Scottish Government, 2017, The future of energy in Scotland: Scottish energy strategy

8 Scottish Government, 2018, Energy Efficient Scotland: route map

9 Scottish Government, 2020, Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan

10 Scottish Government, 2018, Scotland’s public health priorities

11 Scottish Government, 2019, Climate Change Adaptation Programme

12 Place Standard Tool

13 Scottish Government, Scotland’s public health priorities

14 Scottish Government, 2018, A More Active Scotland, Active Scotland Delivery Plan

15 Scottish Government, 2018, A healthier future: Scotland’s diet and healthy weight delivery plan

16 Scottish Government, 2017, Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027

17 Scottish Government, 2018, A Connected Scotland: our strategy for tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

18 Scottish Government, 2016, Health and Social Care Delivery Plan

19 Scottish Government, 2019, Gypsy/Traveller Sites in Scotland

20 Scottish Government, 2020, Accommodation Needs of Gypsy/Travellers: Evidence Review

21 Transport Scotland, 2020, National Transport Strategy 2

22 Transport Scotland, 2019, Active Travel Framework,

23 Scottish Government, 2020, The Environment Strategy For Scotland: Vision and Outcomes

24 Scottish Government, 2020, A Culture Strategy for Scotland

25 Scottish Government, 2016, Making things last: a circular economy strategy for Scotland

26 EU Circular Economy Action Plan

27 Scottish Government, 2019, Unconventional oil and gas development: our position

28 Scottish Government, 2017, Realising Scotland’s full potential in a digital world: a digital strategy for Scotland

29 Scottish Government, 2019, Place Principle

30 Scottish Government, 2020, Rural Planning Policy to 2050: research findings

31 Scottish Government, 2019, The National Plan for Scotland’s Islands

32 Available from the Historic Environment Scotland website at:

33 Scottish Government, 2020, Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan

34 Infrastructure Commission for Scotland, 2020, Key Findings Report



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