Scottish Planning Policy - finalised amendments: December 2020

The Scottish Government’s response to our recent consultation on changes to the Scottish Planning Policy.


1. It should be noted that if plans are being delivered as intended or progress exceeds expectations, a higher figure would be required by this method.

2. new / replacement text is shown as underlined

i. Scottish Government, 2020, Scottish Planning Policy and Housing: Technical Consultation on Proposed Policy Amendments

ii. Scottish Government, 2020, Scottish Planning Policy and Housing: Technical Consultation: Analysis


iv. Scottish Construction Leadership Forum, 2020, Approved Recovery Plan: October 2020

v. Scottish Government, 2020, Scottish Housing Market Review, July – September 2020,

vi. Homes for Scotland, 2020, Submission to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee of the Scottish Parliament, COVID-19 – impact on Scotland's businesses, workers and economy.

vii. Homes for Scotland, 2020, The Role of Home Building in Scotland's Recovery

viii. Scottish Government, 2020, COVID-19: development planning consultation and engagement advice

ix. Scottish Government, 2020, The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, Development Planning – Transitional Guidance

x. Scottish Government National Performance Framework

xi. Scottish Government, 2010, Planning Advice Note 2/2010: Affordable Housing and Housing Land Audits

xii. Scottish Government, 2019, Housing land audits: research project

xiii. Scottish Land Commission, 2020

xiv. Heads of Planning Scotland, Planning Performance Framework,



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