Planning (Scotland) Bill



Improving public health through planning ‘a no brainer’, says RTPI Scotland

Scotland’s public health body should have more explicit connections with the planning system s ...

Published 16 July 2019

Tammy Swift-Adams: Life after the Planning Bill – moving from conflict to collaboration

The new Planning Bill gives Scotland just what it needs: a spur to replace conflict with collaborati ...

Published 9 July 2019

Scotland set for ‘more inclusive and collaborative’ planning system as MSPs back ‘radical’ reforms

Planning minister Kevin Stewart said communities will have more say in shaping the future developmen ...

Published 21 June 2019

Scottish Labour set to vote against Planning Bill

Scottish Labour has said that it will vote against the Planning (Scotland) Bill at its final st ...

Published 20 June 2019

Ministers face Planning Bill headache as legislation reaches final stage of scrutiny

Ministers are being urged to go further in its attempts to deliver change to Scotland’s planni ...

Published 18 June 2019

Greens and Scottish Land & Estates draw battle lines for ‘fairer’ planning system

Scottish Green MSPs will stage a series of bids to overhaul Scotland’s planning system over th ...

Published 17 June 2019

Lawyers warn ‘unworkable’ planning legislation risks adding ‘significant additional costs’

Proposed legislation to improve the planning system must be clearer to ensure that it delivers the p ...

Published 5 June 2019

Kevin Stewart MSP: Putting people and places at the heart of future planning

As the Planning (Scotland) Bill reaches the final phase of the Parliamentary process, local governme ...

Published 28 May 2019

Beyond the Planning Bill: How can we deliver more, well-designed homes in the right places?

Craig McLaren summarises the recent UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) roundtable ...

Published 24 May 2019

RTPI urges MSPs to drop Planning Bill’s extra duties

The Planning (Scotland) Bill may be unworkable as it stands given the number of unfunded additional ...

Published 24 April 2019

Colin Lavety: Time to banish the green belt taboo?

Relaxing green belt restrictions will make it easier for developers to build on green belt land, wri ...

Published 4 April 2019

New Planning Bill could ‘break the system’, council planners warn

The body which represents officials running planning authorities across the country has warned that ...

Published 28 March 2019

Heads of Planning Scotland: Resourcing the Planning System

Heads of Planning Scotland (HOPS) offers to help the Scottish Government better understand the true ...

Published 25 March 2019

Planning Bill amendments costs could rise to £1bn, minister warns

The significant increase in planning costs associated with the amendments made at the latest Parliam ...

Published 21 March 2019

Kevin Stewart: Politicians must work together to avoid damage to Scotland’s economy

Planning Minister Kevin Stewart blogs about the need for Scottish Parliament to amend the Planning B ...

Published 21 March 2019