Planning and Architecture

  • Development Plan Forum 2018 – Lead Practice Case Studies

    22nd May 2018 by

    The purpose of the lead practice work has been to test planning review proposals in practice, learn from current practice and share knowledge in order to shape future implementation. The case studies have developed in collaboration with planning authority partners who offered to pilot work they are engaged with and the three projects currently illustrated...

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  • National Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Forum 2018

    18th April 2018 by

    Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018 Time: 09:30 – 16:00 Location: Victoria Quay The SEA Forum is hosted by the Scottish Government and brings together the Consultation Authorities and SEA practitioners to share experience, knowledge, good practice and ideas. The 2018 Forum focussed on SEA and the planning review. The event took place in Victoria Quay,...

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  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2018

    4th April 2018 by

    The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, right from the detail of processing through to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of our professionalism. SAQP2018 has 5 Categories With 2018 being the Year of Young People, we...

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  • BUILD TO RENT (BTR): Planning Delivery Advice Seminar

    3rd April 2018 by

    Date: Wednesday 18th April 2018  Location: The Principal, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ A free-to-attend day seminar to raise awareness of the key opportunities and challenges of the BTR sector which are addressed in the Scottish Government’s Planning Delivery Advice, published in September 2017. A detailed programme (may be subject to change) is below. A...

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  • Guest Blog by PAS

    3rd April 2018 by

    I’m Erin, the Volunteers and Interns manager at PAS, a great organisation, which supports communities and individuals to get involved with planning and place making, ensuring that they are empowered to influence and shape the places that they live. I started at PAS in July 2017 and had a lot to learn about the planning...

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  • Changes to eDevelopment.scot

    21st March 2018 by

    On Thursday at 5pm the eDevelopment.scot portals (including ePlanning and eBuildingStandards) will be taken offline to undertake some changes. We’re excited share some of the improvements to the site. Hints and Tips We have received a lot of valuable feedback from our support desk, surveys and speaking to you at events like the Homebuilding and...

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  • Designing Places Student Competition 2018

    21st March 2018 by

    Date: 17th March 2018 Location: The Lighthouse, Glasgow This year’s Designing Places Competition took place on St Patrick’s Day, at The Lighthouse, in Glasgow. The day was led by the Scottish Government through Susie Stirling (Head of Placemaking and Housing) and Kristen Anderson (Senior Planner) supported by Ian Alexander (JM Architects), Rowena Statt (Anderson Bell...

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  • Compulsory Purchase Order – National Assembly

    12th January 2018 by

    When: 12 December 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 Where: Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh Agenda 09:15 – Registration and Coffee 10:00 – Assembly Opens – Welcome – John McNairney, Scottish Government Chief Planner 10:05 – Key Note Address – Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government & Housing 10:25 – Questions and Answer Session – Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government...

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  • eDevelopment.scot – Survey for Users Analysis Report

    29th November 2017 by

    We conducted a survey aimed at the users of our service  to obtain feedback on what improvements could be made to the eDevelopment service, and its ePlanning and eBuildingStandards portals. The survey ran over a 3 week period from the 16th October to the 6th November, with 135 users responding  to a short series of...

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  • SAQP2017 Award Winners

    9th November 2017 by

    Of the 22 shortlisted entries to the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2017 16 won awards last night in the four categories of Partnership, Place, Plans and Process. You can view each award winner’s video in this post. Overall Winner Orkney Islands Council – ‘Team Stromness’ – Urban Regeneration Project Partnership Category East Ayrshire Council –...

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