Rtpi Scotland

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Decisions on funding infrastructure in Scotland should be based on long-term factors beyond the economy, the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland has said. In its written response to a call for evidence from the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland (ICS), RTPI Scotland pressed the ICS to be more

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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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The significant increase in planning costs associated with the amendments made at the latest Parliamentary stage of the Planning (Scotland) Bill threaten the very aims of the new legislation, according to planning minister Kevin Stewart. Mr Stewart was speaking as the Financial Memorandum for the Bi

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A flagship postgraduate student bursary scheme from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has received a major financial boost from the Scottish Government. Speaking today at the Scottish Young Planners’ Conference in Dundee, Kevin Stewart, minister for local government, housing and plannin

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Large scale infrastructure projects and construction-led economic growth in Scotland are at risk if under-resourcing of the planning system continues, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has told MSPs. Craig McLaren, RTPI Scotland director, told a parliamentary committee this week that

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The latest draft of the Planning (Scotland) Bill will place up to 88 new duties and responsibilities on planners without the resources required to undertake them, according to figures published today from the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland (RTPI Scotland). The analysis shows that recent amen

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Craig McLaren outlines how RTPI Scotland is influencing the Planning Bill. In July I blogged on the ambitions that RTPI Scotland had on the Planning (Scotland) Bill. At that time the Bill was about to be considered in the Scottish Parliament with its Local Government and Communities Committee scruti

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The Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland (RTPI Scotland) has urged cabinet secretary Derek Mackay to allow local authorities in Scotland to raise planning fees to cover the entire costs of the planning application function. The Institute said it also fears that amendments to the upcoming Planning

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Proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process. MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee voted against a series of amendments to the Scottish G

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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

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Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill tomorrow as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners. Tammy Swift-Adams, director of planning, Homes for Scotland, Jenny Hogan, deputy chief executive, S

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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

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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

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Stefano Smith The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to look beyond “merely procedural” change to the planning system, and to provide more detail on how proposals are to be taken forward.

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