Planning and 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 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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  • Scottish Ministers response to the report of the independent planning review

    11th July 2016 by

    Scottish Ministers today published their response to the report of the independent planning review panel. The response sets out a mixture of immediate actions and longer-term scoping to be undertaken by the Scottish Government, in collaboration with key stakeholders. The response also outlines a programme of collaborative work which aims to turn the panel’s aspirations...

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  • Planning Review Panel Statement

    31st May 2016 by

    Today we have published our planning review report Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places. The report and further background information about the review is available at We are extremely grateful to all those who took part in the review process, through the call for written evidence, the oral evidence sessions and the online discussion forum....

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  • Independent Planning Review Online Discussion Forum

    4th February 2016 by

    UPDATE: Due to an enthusiastic response the online forum will now remain open until midday on 29th February. Thank you for all your contributions so far. Haven’t posted yet? Sign up today and make your views heard. Having your say As part of the on-going review of planning, the independent panel launched a call for...

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  • Independent Review of Planning – meet the Secretariat

    28th October 2015 by

    The independent panel appointed to undertake the review of Scottish planning met for the first time on 13 October 2015. Planning and Architecture Division are providing support to the panel throughout the process, and there was much for the Secretariat to prepare in advance of the panel meeting. The Secretariat comprises myself and Suzanne Stephen,...

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