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Galashiels – Strengthening Place by Thinking Small

9th July 2020

Pre COVID-19, construction was on track for the completion of the Great Tapestry of Scotland (GToS) building designed by Page/Park Architects. It has been architecturally tailored to exhibit the world’s boldest community art projects. The tapestry installation is made-up of 160 hand stitched panels, involved over 1,000 stitchers and tells the story of Scotland’s history…

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National Planning Framework 4 Call for Ideas: Evidence now published

7th July 2020

We have now published the evidence gathered as part of our National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) Call for Ideas.   Our Call for Ideas launched on 9 January and ran to the end of April 2020.   Whilst we were disappointed that our Scotplan Roadshow was cut short, we are extremely pleased with the level of…

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Kevin Stewart MSP: What kind of Scotland do we want to see post-lockdown?

26th June 2020

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

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

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…

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NPF4 early engagement – Feb 2020

3rd February 2020

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…

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

9th January 2020

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

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

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

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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