PAS has recently responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation Places, people and planning: Position Statement (June 2017). This consultation continues the Scottish Government’s process of reforming the Scottish planning system and sets out the changes that Scottish Ministers are considering taking forward into a new Planning Bill (expected late 2017-early 2018).
The planning reform process began with an independent review of the planning system which reported in May 2016. In January 2017 the Scottish Government published a consultation document called Places, People and Planning, setting out a set of proposal to improve Scotland’s planning system, followed by independent analysis of findings.
The Position Statement set out its proposed changes under the 4 key themes originally defined by the independent review:
• Making Plans for the Future
• People Make the System Work
• Building More Homes and Delivering Infrastructure
• Stronger Leadership and Smarter Resourcing
PAS’s response can be viewed in full at this link.
Key themes set out in PAS’s are summarised below:
For more information please contact David Wood (PAS Planning and Policy Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org