Planning and Architecture

  • 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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  • NPF4 early engagement – Feb 2020

    3rd February 2020 by

    NPF4 – Getting Involved One month into 2020 and the substantial task of producing Scotland’s fourth National Planning Framework is well in motion and picking up pace. Now it’s time for you to join in! NPF4 is going to have a powerful influence on how we shape the development of Scotland between now and 2050....

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  • NPF4 early engagement – Feb 2020

    3rd February 2020 by

    NPF4 – Getting Involved One month into 2020 and the substantial task of producing Scotland’s fourth National Planning Framework is well in motion and picking up pace. Now it’s time for you to join in! NPF4 is going to have a powerful influence on how we shape the development of Scotland between now and 2050....

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  • National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) – Early Engagement now underway!

    9th January 2020 by

    2020 is shaping up to be a massive year for planning in Scotland; for how our transforming planning system will shape our places and our society over the years and decades to come. Of course, there’s much to be done on the nuts and bolts of the system following on from the new Planning Act....

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  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2019

    6th December 2019 by

    The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) is one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. It celebrates achievements in planning, from the detail of processing to the bigger picture of creating places for our communities to thrive. To watch the full ceremony please click on the video links at the bottom of this blog....

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  • Designing Places Student Competition

    5th December 2019 by

    10 years This year celebrated 10 year of the Designing Places Student Competition. Click here to see a short film celebrating 10 years of the competition. To mark the 10th Anniversary of this year’s competition, we wanted to do something special. So, for the first time ever – we took students ‘on site’ to Clydebank,...

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  • Scottish Youth Parliament Event – 27 October 2019 – Dunfermline High School

    1st November 2019 by

    Blog – SYP event 27 Oct 2019 The NPF4 team was delighted to be invited to participate in a discussion with members of the Scottish Youth Parliament to consider the sort of place Scotland can be in 2050. The attached blog provides a summary of the event. #scotplan

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  • Regional Spatial Strategies – exploratory event

    25th October 2019 by

    RSS Event – 2 Oct – summary note A collaborative event, held on 2 October 2019 at the Engine Shed in Stirling, explored arrangements to consider regional spatial strategies that will emerge from the Planning (Scotland) Act. The attached summary note of the day provides links to the various presentations and reflects some of the...

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  • National Planning Framework 4 – Scottish Planning Policy Research.

    9th October 2019 by

    We have today published research by Ironside Farrar relating to the existing Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). The research looks into how effective the existing SPP policies are in influencing the preparation of local development plans and determining planning applications. The SPP will be incorporated into National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). Work is underway on this...

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