Planning & Architecture

  • Planning Review – Study visit to Dublin – Irish Strategic Development Zones (SDZs)

    2nd May 2017 by

    Study visit to Dublin 23rd –  24th March 2017 Inspiration and ideas from Ireland Planners in Scotland and Ireland have established a good working relationship. We have done this through biannual meetings of the Five Administrations and involvement in the British Irish Council spatial planning work stream, which allows sharing of ideas on planning, architecture...

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  • Making Places – Engaging Children and Young People Event – 30th March 2017

    11th April 2017 by

    When: 30th March 2017, 13:00 – 18:00 Where: Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, Glasgow Background The Scottish Government’s Places, People and Planning consultation includes a range of proposals which support further engagement with children and young people in the planning process. We also want to encourage planning authorities to work with organisations to develop and expand the use of...

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  • Planning for a better future

    7th February 2017 by

    Planning affects everyone’s lives, from making sure we have the right types of homes to improving our places and driving forward regeneration. When we launched the planning consultation on 10th January, the Scottish Government set out 20 proposals for revamping the system, which will support economic growth, delivery of houses and increase community involvement in planning...

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  • Greener Gardens

    19th December 2016 by

    Throughout the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Scottish Government Planning & Architecture officials have been working in partnership with Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Abertay University and C+D Associates on an innovative ’Greener Gardens’ project. Together they’ve been looking at how the gardens of new homes can be used to...

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  • Introductory Events

    6th December 2016 by

    Through-out the year Planning and Architecture Division hold a series of Introductory Events. The events are for anyone involved in the planning process, whether that be local authorities, agencies, academics, voluntary sector and private sector.  We cover a variety of topics during the events, with the agenda and speakers changing each time. Contributions from our...

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  • Designing Places Student Competition

    9th November 2016 by

    At the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) ceremony, 8 November, the winning students of this year’s Designing Places competition received their certificates. This year’s competition took place on Saturday 12 March 2016, at the Lighthouse, in Glasgow. The day was led by Susie Stirling (Scottish Government), supported by Ian Alexander (JM Architects), Rowena...

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  • Self and Custom Build event 2016

    13th October 2016 by

    The first Self and Custom Build event hosted by More Homes and Planning & Architecture Divisions was held on Thursday 15th September. The event, chaired by Malcolm Fraser, brought together guest speakers, developers, planners, land interests and the finance sector, to share ideas and experience on how we can face the challenges, and find solutions...

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  • Planning Review Working Group Workshops

    12th September 2016 by

    Today sees the first day of the Planning Review Working Group Workshops. The Workshops are being held over two days bringing together groups covering different sectors, groups and interests. Following the 2 day workshops we will publish a summary of the outcomes from each of the themed groups. We have also this morning published a...

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  • Publication of the first Programme for Government

    7th September 2016 by

    Yesterday marked the publication of the first Programme for Government (PfG) of the new parliament. This sets out the legislative programme and how we will deliver our wider ambitions including driving inclusive economic growth and empowering communities. The PfG emphasises the critical role of the planning system in supporting continued growth and investment, and creating...

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  • eBuildingStandards service launches

    1st September 2016 by

    New service to save time and money. Today we have our official Ministerial launch of our new eBuildingStandards system that streamlines applications through one web portal. We are now one week on from the official system launch, and already it is proving very successful. Minister for Local Government and Housing, Kevin Stewart, said: “The new...

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