Planning and Architecture

  • 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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  • – 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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  • Streamlining Planning Obligations Improvement Project – October 2017

    31st October 2017 by

    Workshops update The fourth and final initial workshop has now been held with East Dunbartonshire Council. The initial sessions earlier on in the year acted as a brief introduction to improvement tools to get authorities started in developing improvements. Authorities considered their draft aims, looked at the planning obligations process and identified issues within and...

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  • – Survey for Users

    24th October 2017 by

    The eDevelopment Operations team are looking to make improvements to which includes and and are looking for your feedback on what improvements you’d like to see. We have collated a number of ideas of where improvements could be made to the portals based on feedback we’ve received on the support desk and...

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  • Streamlining Planning Obligations Improvement Project – July 2017

    14th July 2017 by

    Initial workshops Initial workshops were held in April / May with Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire Councils. These initial  sessions looked at mapping internal s75 processes, clarifying aims and identifying potential change ideas. Participating authorities are now moving on to testing their change ideas at the local level. We are also shortly commencing work with a...

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  • First release of a Place Standard ‘App’

    12th July 2017 by

    The Place Standard App An app for the Place Standard is now available to download for free for Android* or Apple* smartphones or tablets. This is an important milestone in the development of the Place Standard tool. It is the result of design work by PAS, Scottish Government and Luma 3di Ltd. The App should...

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  • SEA and LOIP training day – 7th July 2017

    11th July 2017 by

    Presentation slide readin " Local Outcome Improvement Plans (LOIP) and SEA. Welcome.".

    The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and preparation Local Outcome Improvement Plans (LOIP) training day was held at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh on Friday 7th July 2017. Speakers William Carlin – Scottish Government Iain Murray – Scottish Government Fiona Rice – Scottish Natural Heritage Viv Gray – Scottish Natural Heritage Susan Dean – Scottish Environmental Protection Agency...

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  • Scottish Greenspace Map – Launch of new features and open dataset

    10th July 2017 by

    Scottish Greenspace Map In 2011 the Scottish Greenspace Map (SGM) was released by greenspace scotland and the Scottish Government as the first of its kind anywhere in the world.  Based on its success, the Scottish greenspace mapping approach has now been rolled out to England and Wales. The Scotland map has also been updated and...

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  • Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning 2017

    23rd June 2017 by

    SAQP2017 Shortlist The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning are one of the Government’s most prestigious awards. They celebrate achievements in planning, from the detail of processing to the bigger picture of creating places which will become the legacy of our professionalism. The four judges have careful considered all the applications and shortlisted 22 projects in...

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