Planning and Architecture

  • Digital Planning: PlaceBuilder

    14th October 2021 by

    An overview Subscriptions available – The Digital Planning team have been working with a company called The Future Fox on the development of a community focused digital engagement tool called PlaceBuilder. PlaceBuilder seeks to present viable options available to communities in helping shape their community with actionable solutions. PlaceBuilder is a cloud engagement platform that...

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  • Local Place Plans – a big step closer

    7th October 2021 by

    On 7 October 2021 the Scottish Government laid the Town and Country Planning (Local Place Plans) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) in the Scottish Parliament. Subject to Parliament’s approval, they will come into force on 22 January 2022. The Regulations provide for the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans (LPPs). They are an...

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  • Engagement on Local Place Plans proposals

    26th May 2021 by

    Just before the recent Scottish Parliament election we published proposals for regulations to support the development of Local Place Plans. Accompanying the consultation paper, we published a draft ‘How to’ Guide and asked people to send us comments. You can find out more at www.transformingplanning.scot. The consultation period runs till 25 June 2021. Here we...

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  • Local Place Plans – next steps

    22nd March 2021 by

    Local Place Plans (LPPs) offer the opportunity for a community led, but collaborative, approach to creating great local places. LPPs can support community aspirations on the big challenges for a future Scotland, such as responding to the global climate emergency and tackling inequalities, and help shape local planning policies contained in the Local Development Plan....

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  • National Planning Framework 4 Position Statement – getting involved and having your say

    15th December 2020 by

    We published our NPF4 Position Statement on 26 November 2020, setting out our current thinking towards the production of the next National Planning Framework. At the same time, we also published an updated Programme for Engagement. This updated document provides a summary of engagement so far and sets out plans and opportunities for continuing stakeholder...

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  • A Digital Strategy for Planning – coming soon!

    17th November 2020 by

    Building on the recommendations of an independent panel appointed to carry out a review of Scotland’s planning system in 2015, the Scottish Government has been exploring thoroughly how data and technology could be far more effectively harnessed and deployed to transform the planning system and the way we make important decisions about how Scotland develops....

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  • Galashiels – Strengthening Place by Thinking Small

    9th July 2020 by

    Pre COVID-19, construction was on track for the completion of the Great Tapestry of Scotland (GToS) building designed by Page/Park Architects. It has been architecturally tailored to exhibit the world’s boldest community art projects. The tapestry installation is made-up of 160 hand stitched panels, involved over 1,000 stitchers and tells the story of Scotland’s history...

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  • National Planning Framework 4 Call for Ideas: Evidence now published

    7th July 2020 by

    We have now published the evidence gathered as part of our National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) Call for Ideas. Our Call for Ideas launched on 9 January and ran to the end of April 2020.   Whilst we were disappointed that our Scotplan Roadshow was cut short, we are extremely pleased with the level of information...

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  • Kevin Stewart MSP: What kind of Scotland do we want to see post-lockdown?

    26th June 2020 by

    The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has made many of us reflect on the importance and the value of the places where we live, work, shop and socialise. Now as we begin to come out of lockdown, instead of just getting things back to the way they were before, we have a new opportunity...

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  • National Planning Framework 4 – Extension to Call for Ideas deadline

    19th March 2020 by

    We are extending the closing date for our National Planning Framework 4 Call for Ideas from 31 March to 30 April. This applies to all aspects of the Call for Ideas, including the housing technical discussion paper and the invitation to submit projects for consideration as national developments. We hope this extension will help you...

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