RTPI Scotland



Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment to hold online discussion

Linda Fabiani MSP will tonight host an online debate and discussion as part of the Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment.

Published 30 September 2020

RTPI: Scottish Government must plan for a ‘different’ Scotland post COVID-19

The development of Scotland’s new National Planning Framework (NPF) provides a unique opportunity to plan, prepare and provide a route map for a different Scotland in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland.

Published 15 May 2020

RTPI Scotland welcomes emergency planning legislation

RTPI Scotland has welcomed emergency legislation that will ensure planning permissions due to lapse during the six-month ‘emergency period’ will be extended for a further year.

Published 6 April 2020

RTPI Scotland: Climate action must be ‘front and centre’ of NPF4

Scotland’s planners consider climate change action to be the main consideration of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), according to a new survey.

Published 12 March 2020

RTPI Scotland calls for more investment in planning following Budget

RTPI Scotland has welcomed commitments in the Scottish Budget to tackle the climate crisis but has called for more investment in the planning system to enable key targets to be met.

Published 10 February 2020

Urgent change in infrastructure approach required to deliver net zero carbon economy

The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today.

Published 20 January 2020

Jennifer Russell: One planner's journey back to university

In a guest blog for RTPI Scotland, Jennifer Russell discusses her role as town planning manager at the University of Glasgow.

Published 13 December 2019

RTPI: Scottish transport strategy ‘must consider spatial planning’

Scotland’s National Transport Strategy must support positive collaboration with spatial planning to meet its commitments to be a zero carbon society by 2045, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

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 with other local government and public services to help build sustainable communities that will improve people’s health and wellbeing as well as save council funds, the director of RTPI Scotland has said.

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 carbon target by 2045 has been welcomed by RTPI Scotland.

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 undertake duties contained in the new Planning Act, according to RTPI Scotland.

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) will align with the 4th National Planning Framework and the new Regional Spatial Strategies, according to RTPI Scotland.

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 so that place-making can play a more preventative role in creating healthier communities, according to RTPI Scotland.

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 development of their areas after MSPs agreed to a “radical shake-up” of planning laws.

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 planning system but have also faced calls that last minute amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill could “derail” the system altogether.

Published 18 June 2019