Planning (Scotland) Bill



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

Planning Bill ‘dangerously close’ to failure, claim independent panel members

Members of the independent panel called upon by ministers to review Scotland’s planning system ...

Published 12 March 2019

Parliament must fix ‘unworkable’ Planning Bill, says SPF chairman

The chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has called upon the Scottish Parliament to fi ...

Published 6 March 2019

Blog: Planning and Infrastructure: a little less conversation, a little more action

Planning partner Sarah Baillie contrasts the lack of ambition within Scotland’s Planning Bill ...

Published 18 December 2018

New planning bill duties could see Scottish system grind to a halt, planners warn

The latest draft of the Planning (Scotland) Bill will place up to 88 new duties and responsibilities ...

Published 5 December 2018

Blog: How we are influencing the Scottish Planning Bill

Craig McLaren outlines how RTPI Scotland is influencing the Planning Bill. In July I blogged on t ...

Published 4 December 2018

Land value capture to have ‘proactive role’ in place making

Ways in which Scotland can successfully harness land value capture to create places where people wan ...

Published 4 December 2018

RTPI welcomes move to introduce statutory chief planning officers

A decision by the Scottish Parliament's local government and communities committee to introduce stat ...

Published 15 November 2018

MSP welcomes successful Planning Bill amendments

New amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill regarding performance, councillors and training hav ...

Published 15 November 2018

RTPI Scotland issues budget call for properly resourced planning teams

The Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland (RTPI Scotland) has urged cabinet secretary Derek Mackay ...

Published 14 November 2018