RTPI Scotland



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

Construction sector to suffer from under-resourced planning, warns RTPI Scotland

Large scale infrastructure projects and construction-led economic growth in Scotland are at risk if ...

Published 21 February 2019

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

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

Holyrood committee votes against planning appeal amendments

Proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions have failed ...

Published 8 November 2018

Conversation not confrontation needed in Scottish Planning Bill

RTPI Scotland has joined forces with a number of high profile organisations in a letter sent to the ...

Published 2 July 2018

Building industry and planners set to give Planning Bill evidence

Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotlan ...

Published 6 March 2018

Planning Bill published by Scottish Government

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about how land is developed and used ...

Published 5 December 2017

Henry McLeish heads new campaign to help influence new Planning Bill

An alliance of ten organisations from the planning and placemaking sector in Scotland has launched a ...

Published 26 September 2017

Planners call for meaningful reform of Scottish planning system

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to look be ...

Published 15 August 2017