Planning and Architecture

  • Designing Places Student Competition

    5th December 2019 by

    10 years 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 is a place which is undergoing significant transformation. Plus, as a special treat, the Council arranged a private tour of the…

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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 4 – Scottish Planning Policy Research.

    9th October 2019 by

    We have today published research by Ironside Farrar relating to the existing Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). The research looks into how effective the existing SPP policies are in influencing the preparation of local development plans and determining planning applications. The SPP will be incorporated into National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). Work is underway on this…

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  • National Planning Framework 4 – The Essentials!

    8th October 2019 by

    What is the National Planning Framework (NPF)? The NPF is a long term spatial plan for Scotland that sets out where development and infrastructure is needed to support sustainable and inclusive growth. We have started work to prepare our fourth NPF (NPF4) which will look to Scotland in 2050. It will guide spatial development, set…

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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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  • 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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  • Designing Places Student Competition

    9th November 2016 by

    At the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning (SAQP) ceremony, 8 November, the winning students of this year’s Designing Places competition received their certificates. This year’s competition took place on Saturday 12 March 2016, at the Lighthouse, in Glasgow. The day was led by Susie Stirling (Scottish Government), supported by Ian Alexander (JM Architects), Rowena…

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  • SEA HRA Forum

    24th May 2016 by

    Scotland’s first combined SEA and HRA Forum was held at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow on 28th April. The forum provided an opportunity for both SEA and HRA practitioners to get together and share experiences, knowledge, good practice and ideas. Over 90 delegates attended the forum chaired by Professor Thomas Fischer from the University of Liverpool,…

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