Planning and Architecture

  • 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

    21st March 2018 by

    On Thursday at 5pm the 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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  • – 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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