RTPI Scotland



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

RTPI Scotland to take forward planning 'gamechangers'

RTPI Scotland is taking forward five gamechanging ideas for the Scottish planning system in new pa ...

Published 26 April 2017

Planners call for clearer national roadmap for development in Scotland

The Scottish Government needs to establish national development priorities across the country and ...

Published 4 April 2017

‘Planning could play key role in tackling climate change’, RTPI Scotland tells parliamentary committee

A parliamentary committee reviewing the draft Climate Change Plan has heard that planning could be ...

Published 2 February 2017

Blog: The Parliamentary debate on planning – a constructive discussion

Craig McLaren, director of RTPI Scotland, outlines his take on the planning debate in Parliament y ...

Published 27 January 2017

Sector welcomes Scottish planning report

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has welcomed the latest planning report as a major turning ...

Published 11 January 2017

Blog: My planning manifesto for 2017

RTPI Scotland convenor Stefano Smith sets out his plans for 2017 In response to the RTPI Scotland ...

Published 9 January 2017