Planning and Architecture

  • 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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  • Place Standard film and evaluation report launched

    2nd June 2017 by

    NHS Health Scotland and partners have published a short film about the Place Standard and an evaluation of how it is being implemented across Scotland. The places and spaces where we live and work have an impact on our health and wellbeing. It is important that they are designed to promote good health and reduce...

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  • Planning Review – Study visit to Dublin – Irish Strategic Development Zones (SDZs)

    2nd May 2017 by

    Study visit to Dublin 23rd –  24th March 2017 Inspiration and ideas from Ireland Planners in Scotland and Ireland have established a good working relationship. We have done this through biannual meetings of the Five Administrations and involvement in the British Irish Council spatial planning work stream, which allows sharing of ideas on planning, architecture...

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  • Making Places – Engaging Children and Young People Event – 30th March 2017

    11th April 2017 by

    When: 30th March 2017, 13:00 – 18:00 Where: Gallery 2, The Lighthouse, Glasgow Background The Scottish Government’s Places, People and Planning consultation includes a range of proposals which support further engagement with children and young people in the planning process. We also want to encourage planning authorities to work with organisations to develop and expand the use of...

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  • Planning for a better future

    7th February 2017 by

    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...

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  • Greener Gardens

    19th December 2016 by

    Throughout the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Scottish Government Planning & Architecture officials have been working in partnership with Central Scotland Green Network Trust, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, Abertay University and C+D Associates on an innovative ’Greener Gardens’ project. Together they’ve been looking at how the gardens of new homes can be used to...

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