RTPI Scotland



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 opportun ...

Published 15 May 2020

RTPI Scotland welcomes emergency planning legislation

RTPI Scotland has welcomed emergency legislation that will ensure planning permissions due to lapse ...

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 Pl ...

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 c ...

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 prio ...

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 t ...

Published 13 December 2019

RTPI: Scottish transport strategy ‘must consider spatial planning’

Scotland’s National Transport Strategy must support positive collaboration with spatial plan ...

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 wit ...

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 car ...

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 und ...

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) wil ...

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 s ...

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 developmen ...

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 planni ...

Published 18 June 2019

Graham Marchbank: Local Design Panels need planners

It's important that developers behind housing applications understand that a design review is there ...

Published 4 June 2019