Planning and Architecture

  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning – shortlist announcement

    28th June 2019 by

    Earlier in June, the four independent judges, Irene Beautyman (The Improvement Service), Helena Huws (Scottish Canals), Lisa Proudfoot (Scottish Young Planners Network / Montagu Evans) and Simon Rennie (Central Scotland Green Network Trust) met to consider the over 50 applications received for this year’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning. Applications were considered in the...

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  • Eat haggis and come back full of new ideas! Six weeks as a visiting civil servant

    28th May 2019 by

    In Finland, government officials have an option of short-term exchange in their own administrative field abroad. The goal of the exchange is that both the sending and receiving organizations benefit from the exchange and new contacts, as well as professional development. I work as a senior advisor at the Finnish government or in the The...

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  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2019

    21st May 2019 by

    The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of our professionalism. SAQP2019 has 5 Categories The full list of categories are: Partnership – innovation...

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  • Compulsory Purchase Order – Delivering a Successful Compulsory Purchase Project

    14th May 2019 by

    Date: Various dates through March and April 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:15 Location: Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth In March and April this year we hosted three, free to attend, one day events in association with the Compulsory Purchase Association Scotland (CPAS), RICS Scotland & SOLAR. These events where aimed at local authority staff and members...

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  • Community Led Design Funding

    8th May 2019 by

    Community-Led Design Since 2011-12, the Scottish Government has offered grant funding to support participative design events, allowing communities to be involved in the design of changes and improvements to their place. Community-led design processes allow local people to come together to develop plans and designs relating to their area. More information here. Design processes can...

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  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2019

    20th March 2019 by

    Calling applicants to the 20th Anniversary Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of our professionalism. This...

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  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning – Award Winners 2018

    26th November 2018 by

    The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, from the detail of processing to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of our professionalism. The judges have careful considered all the applications. Having shortlisted 34 projects in the five categories...

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  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2018

    19th July 2018 by

    The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of our professionalism. With 2018 being the Year of Young People, we introduced a fifth category...

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  • Development Plan Forum 2018

    19th June 2018 by

    Date: Friday 20th April 2018 Time: 09:45 – 16:00 Location: The Studio, Glasgow The national Development Planning Forum is hosted by the Scottish Government and brings together the Development Planning community and Key Agencies to share experience, knowledge, good practice and ideas. The 2018 Forum focussed on Development Planning and the planning review. The event...

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  • Development Plan Forum 2018 – Workshop Summary – E and F

    13th June 2018 by

    The following notes summarise participant comments in workshop E “CPO – how can it help you deliver the housing and infrastructure” and workshop F “F. Digital Task Force – opportunities and potential for plan making” which took place at the national Development Plan Forum in April and are not necessarily the views of the Scottish Government who...

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