The Scottish Government has issued a position statement which outlines its current thinking on the issues that will need to be addressed when preparing Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).
Published 30 November 2020
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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