Planning and Architecture

  • National Planning Framework 4 – Extension to Call for Ideas deadline

    19th March 2020 by

    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 by

    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 by

    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 by

    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 by

    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. This year marked a special occasion with the Awards celebrating it’s 20 Anniversary. The ceremony was held...

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  • Designing Places Student Competition

    5th December 2019 by

    10 years This year celebrated 10 year of the Designing Places Student Competition. Click here to see a short film about the event. 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, West Dunbartonshire. This...

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  • Scottish Youth Parliament Event – 27 October 2019 – Dunfermline High School

    1st November 2019 by

    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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  • Regional Spatial Strategies – exploratory event

    25th October 2019 by

    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...

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  • National Planning Framework Team

    10th September 2019 by

    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 by

    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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