Planning and Architecture

Engagement on Local Place Plans proposals

May 26, 2021 by No Comments | Category Architecture, Planning

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 explain our engagement strategy for the coming weeks.

The main aim of the engagement strategy is to support those people, groups and organisations which may have an interest in the outcome of the consultation and support them in responding to the consultation, or in submitting views on the draft ‘How to’ Guide.

We recognise that currently there is limited scope for face-to-face meetings due to the on-going impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will therefore be primarily engaging through online means.

We are therefore proposing to undertake the following engagement activities.


Activity: Use of social media

When: On-going

Notes: We will advertise opportunities for engagement opportunities through Twitter (@ScotGovPlanning) and Planning and Architecture Division’s email updates – register here.


Activity: Engaging with stakeholders

When: During the consultation period

Notes: An Easy Read has already been developed and is available to read here.


Activity: Engaging with community councils

When: During the consultation period

Notes: In addition to an invitation to the meetings below, we will investigate other opportunities to engage with community councils to encourage their responses to the consultation.


Activity: Engaging with community groups

When: Meetings scheduled for: Wednesday 9 June 2021 6pm & Friday 11 June 2021 2pm

Notes: Two 1 hour long community focussed events on Microsoft Teams to encourage responses from community groups. Contact LPPRegs@gov.scot to book a place. Please advise which event you would wish to attend.


Activity: Engaging other community groups

When: During the consultation period

Notes: We will contact TSIs across Scotland, inviting them to forward the easy read to their community networks.


Activity: Engaging with community planning partnerships

When: During the consultation period

Notes: We will contact community planning partners directly to encourage them and their partner organisations to respond to the consultation.


Activity: Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) reference group

When: Meeting: 9 June 2021

Notes: Working with SCDC, we will reconvene the reference group which supported the development of the ‘How to’ Guide to encourage their responses to the consultation.


Activity: Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS) and its members

When: Meeting: 10 June 2021

Notes: Working with DTAS, we will meet with  development trusts to encourage responses to the consultation.


Activity: SURF and its members

When: Meeting: 10 June 2021

Notes: Working with SURF, we will meet with SURF members to encourage responses to the consultation.


Activity: Engaging with planning authorities

When: During the consultation period

Notes: We will work with HOPS to support planning authorities to respond to the consultation. Including work on options for a Validation Framework and a central registration and mapping system.


Activity: Analysis of responses

When: On-going

Notes: We are currently tendering for a contractor to independently analyse the responses to the LPP consultation. We will additionally publish the responses of those people who agreed that we could do so.


Following the completion of the consultation period, we will consider the responses in advance of laying regulations plus the associated impact assessments in the Scottish Parliament in the Autumn.

If you have any questions, please contact us using the LPPRegs@gov.scot e-mail address.


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