Planning (Scotland) Bill

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Brodies partner Neil Collar outlines how retirement living is addressed in the Planning (Scotland) Bill, which received Royal Assent last month. Retirement living – meeting the housing needs for older people – is addressed in the plan-making provisions in the Planning (Scotland) Bill.

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With the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 receiving Royal Assent last week, chief planner John McNairney has written an open letter to provide an update on current workstreams being taken forward by the Scottish Government’s Planning and Architecture Division. Dear stakeholders,

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Scottish Labour has said that it will vote against the Planning (Scotland) Bill at its final stage today, warning that it has become "a missed opportunity to deliver transformative change".

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As the Planning (Scotland) Bill reaches the final phase of the Parliamentary process, local government, housing and planning minister, Kevin Stewart MSP, outlines the reasons behind his Stage 3 amendments. Scotland needs a planning system that will help to deliver inclusive and sustainable economic

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The Planning (Scotland) Bill may be unworkable as it stands given the number of unfunded additional duties it currently contains, RTPI Scotland has warned MSPs. In its briefing ahead of the Bill’s stage 3 debate, the planning body is urging MSPs to work across parties at this critical stage of

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Relaxing green belt restrictions will make it easier for developers to build on green belt land, writes Colin Lavety, planning director with Barton Willmore. It is a controversial question, but should we be looking at ways of relaxing green belt restrictions to make it easier for developers to build

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The body which represents officials running planning authorities across the country has warned that the scale of new responsibilities to be introduced in the Planning (Scotland) Bill could break the back of an already under-resourced system. Proposed new duties introduced at stage 2 of the Parliamen

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