Six local authorities have been confirmed for the Key Agencies Group collaborative support offer following today’s release of the new Scottish Government guidance for producing Local Development Plans (LDPs). Pilot work on the Collaborative Local Development Plan Offer will be taken forward wi
People are being asked for their views on how the planning system can support healthy, thriving and connected communities as part of a consultation launched by the Scottish Government.
Callum Chomczuk, national director, CIH Scotland, illustrates the challenges that may make meeting the ambitious target of 110,000 affordable homes over 10 years unattainable, as set out in Scotland's National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4). That sound you didn’t hear was Parliament agreeing on t
Projects returning former industrial or derelict sites to community use will be more likely to be approved following the introduction of long term planning reforms today.
In advance of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) being adopted on 13 February 2023, planning minister Tom Arthur and chief planner Fiona Simpson have written to stakeholders to provide advice on the transition to the new development plan system and on some policy considerations
As part of a series written by the Housing and Place Delivery Forum members reflecting on Scotland’s revised and soon-to-be-adopted fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4), Steven Tolson argues that planners will be judged on the outcomes they deliver and that real change will require
Planning minister Tom Arthur and chief planner Dr Fiona Simpson have written to stakeholders with an update on the fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4). On January 11, the Scottish Parliament voted to approve NPF4. it is the intention that Scottish Ministers will adopt and publish NPF4 on Febru
Changes to Scotland’s planning system, said to be the "most important" in 75 years, are to be debated at Holyrood today. MSPs will be asked to approve the Fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) which seeks to prioritise projects that will help tackle the climate crisis or regenerate lo
Homes for Scotland's Liz Hamilton looks ahead to the National Planning Framework 4 and outlines what it means for the Scottish economy. Scotland needs more homes. With a shortfall now approaching 100,000 houses since 2007, this is beyond doubt and we require a robust and ambitious plan to put this r
Scotland’s revised national planning framework (NPF4), currently undergoing a six-week parliamentary scrutiny period, still fails to adequately recognise the country’s housing crisis and will likely lead to a reduction in the number of homes delivered without significant intervention, Ho
Alastair Wood: Can Scotland’s new planning framework deliver on its environmental aims whilst supporting essential development?
While the finalised version of the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) has environmental considerations at its heart, Alastair Wood asks whether it will have the ability to deliver on the Scottish Government’s 2045 net zero ambitions and whether planning will still be able to support the
Rural-focused provisions within the latest draft of the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) have been given a cautious welcome by rural business organisation, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). The revised NPF4, which sets out sustainable policies against which planning applications would be assess
Developments which reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change and restore nature would be promoted under finalised proposals for long term planning reform. The revised draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) sets out sustainable policies against which planning applications would be assessed
Finalised proposals for long-term planning reform are being tabled in the Scottish Parliament later today. The revised National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) will set out policies against which planning applications will be assessed for the next decade.
The Scottish Government has published responses to its consultation on the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4).