Planning and Architecture
1st November 2019 by planningarchitecture
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
25th October 2019 by planningarchitecture
RSS Event – 2 Oct – summary note A collaborative event, held on 2 October 2019 at the Engine Shed in Stirling, explored arrangements to consider regional spatial strategies that will emerge from the Planning (Scotland) Act. The attached summary note of the day provides links to the various presentations and reflects some of the...
9th October 2019 by planningarchitecture
We have today published research by Ironside Farrar relating to the existing Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). The research looks into how effective the existing SPP policies are in influencing the preparation of local development plans and determining planning applications. The SPP will be incorporated into National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). Work is underway on this...
8th October 2019 by jenniferjackson
What is the National Planning Framework (NPF)? The NPF is a long term spatial plan for Scotland that sets out where development and infrastructure is needed to support sustainable and inclusive growth. We have started work to prepare our fourth NPF (NPF4) which will look to Scotland in 2050. It will guide spatial development, set...
7th February 2017 by Kevin Stewart MSP
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...
13th October 2016 by planningarchitecture
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...
7th September 2016 by planningarchitecture
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...
28th July 2016 by planningarchitecture
I started my six month post with Planning and Architecture Division (PAD) at the end of February having graduated with an MSc in City Planning and Regeneration at the University of Glasgow, which followed directly on from a BSc in Environmental Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first week I spent some time talking...
11th July 2016 by planningarchitecture
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...
23rd March 2016 by planningarchitecture
From 24th March there are restrictions on communication until after May 5, Scottish Parliament Election http://ow.ly/Y4l9R Here are some of our upcoming changes and projects during this pre-election period. We are seeking comments on our Draft Planning Delivery Advice: Housing and Infrastructure by March 31, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. This draft advice has been issued in order to allow for further...