RTPI Scotland has joined forces with a number of high profile organisations in a letter sent to the Scottish Government and MSPs arguing for a change of direction in the Scottish Planning Bill. In an edited letter published in The Herald on June 29, the signatories called for the new legislation to
A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about how land is developed and used has been introduced by cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance MSP. The eagerly awaited Planning (Scotland) Bill follows a wide-ranging consultation earlier
An alliance of ten organisations from the planning and placemaking sector in Scotland has launched a new campaign to help influence new planning guidelines ahead of the upcoming Planning Bill. The Scottish Alliance for People and Places, which includes RTPI Scotland and RICS Scotland, has come toget
David Melhuish The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has welcomed the latest planning report as a major turning point for local authority planning services around the country.
(from left) Crawford Beveridge, Petra Biberbach and John Hamilton The members of an independent panel set up to carry out a “game-changing review” of Scotland’s planning system have been announced by social justice secretary Alex Neil.
The Highland Council has approved an innovative Community Land Use Plan designed to reverse population decline on the Isle of Rum and attract new investment to the village of Kinloch. Commissioned by The Isle of Rum Community Trust (IRCT), the plan has been produced by PAS following a significant am
Marco Biagi The Scottish Parliament has approved a bill giving communities the right to buy land or buildings in their area.
Neil Baxter The Carbuncle Awards are “cynical, crass, commercial, stupid, unhelpful, petty nonsense that should be ignored by everyone”, according to a prominent architectural figure in Scotland.