Planning and Architecture

  • Planning Delivery Advice – Housing and Infrastructure

    1st December 2015 by

    Feedback on Stakeholder Workshops In June 2015 Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights, announced that new advice to improve planning for infrastructure and housing would be published towards the end of the year. http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Scottish-Government-signals-planning-modernisation-19c7.aspx The purpose of the advice is to support the more effective delivery of housing and...

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  • Scotland’s Towns Week…Celebrating Scotland’s towns

    18th November 2015 by

      This week marks Scotland towns week #STW15 – a celebration of Scottish towns centres and the people who work hard to protect them. And this month marks the second anniversary of the Town Centre Action Plan, the plan the Scottish Government published following the year long national review of town centres that concluded in...

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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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  • Welcome to our new Planning and Architecture blog

    8th October 2015 by

    Feedback from our stakeholders told us that we needed more informal methods to communicate with them. We have responded to that by committing to a package of service improvements targeted at increasing our digital presence and improving communication. The creation of this blog is part of that wider package and colleagues will use it to regularly...

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