RTPI Scotland



Concept of 20-minute neighbourhoods should be embedded in government policy, says RTPI Scotland

The Scottish Government should carry out a review of planning policy and practice to ensure that the concept of 20 minute neighbourhoods becomes a golden thread running through the planning system, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.

Published 25 March 2021

RTPI to work with Scottish Government on digital transformation programme

The Scottish Government has announced that the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland (RTPI Scotland) will be an early delivery partner for its Digital Planning transformation programme.

Published 25 March 2021

Built environment bodies call for increased co-ordination to unlock vision for building communities

Scotland's built environment professional bodies have issued a joint statement calling on new ways of working that embed resilience into how our places function and develop over time.

Published 9 March 2021

RTPI Scotland: NPF4 must be ‘deliverable, connected and influential’

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said it broadly welcomes the direction of travel the Scottish Government has taken with its new National Planning Framework (NPF4) but it must be "deliverable, connected and influential".

Published 22 February 2021

RTPI Scotland welcomes apprenticeship proposals

Proposals in a new report to develop an apprenticeship scheme for urban planners have been welcomed by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in Scotland.

Published 18 February 2021

Urban planning one of three key elements of town centre revival

Urban planning must play a crucial part in the revival of Scotland’s town centres, an independent review has suggested.

Published 4 February 2021

Communities must be empowered to reimagine their neighbourhoods post-Covid, says RTPI Scotland

RTPI Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to provide support for communities to help them shape where they live in the wake of COVID-19.

Published 27 January 2021

RTPI Scotland welcomes government's NPF4 position statement

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

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