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National Planning Framework Team

10th September 2019

We are pleased to announce that our National Planning Framework team is set up and early work is commencing on NPF4.  The NPF, highlighted as a major commitment in response to the climate emergency in the Government’s 2019-20 Programme for Scotland, is a long-term spatial strategy for Scotland to 2050.  It will bring together policies…

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Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning – shortlist announcement

28th June 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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