RTPI Scotland



RTPI: Scottish transport strategy ‘must consider spatial planning’

Scotland’s National Transport Strategy must support positive collaboration with spatial plan ...

Published 24 October 2019

RTPI Scotland calls for clear guidance for chief planning officers

Chief planning officers (CPOs) in Scottish local authorities should be empowered to engage early wit ...

Published 22 October 2019

RTPI Scotland welcomes renewed government focus on planning

A commitment by the Scottish Government to fully involve planners in its drive to deliver a zero car ...

Published 6 September 2019

RTPI Scotland: Planning Act duties could cost planning departments up to £59m

Planning departments across Scotland may need up to £59 million over the next ten years to und ...

Published 28 August 2019

RTPI Scotland calls for clarity on long-term vision for islands

The Scottish Government must provide more clarity on how the proposed National Island Plan (NIP) wil ...

Published 30 July 2019

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

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

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

Graham Marchbank: Local Design Panels need planners

It's important that developers behind housing applications understand that a design review is there ...

Published 4 June 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

Scottish planners issue post-Brexit environmental standards warning

The Scottish Government’s proposed environmental watchdog must be strong enough to maintain hi ...

Published 13 May 2019

RTPI calls for new approach to Scottish infrastructure funding

Decisions on funding infrastructure in Scotland should be based on long-term factors beyond the econ ...

Published 7 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

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

Planning bursary scheme given government funding boost

A flagship postgraduate student bursary scheme from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has rec ...

Published 20 March 2019