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
It's important that developers behind housing applications understand that a design review is there not necessarily to cut numbers but to get to grips with place-making & quality, writes RTPI Scotland executive committee member Graham Marchbank.
Published 4 June 2019
Craig McLaren summarises the recent UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) roundtable which looked at the changes to the Planning (Scotland) Bill and explored how new approaches to planning can help us to build more, well-designed homes.
Published 24 May 2019
The significant increase in planning costs associated with the amendments made at the latest Parliamentary stage of the Planning (Scotland) Bill threaten the very aims of the new legislation, according to planning minister Kevin Stewart.
Published 21 March 2019
Large scale infrastructure projects and construction-led economic growth in Scotland are at risk if under-resourcing of the planning system continues, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has told MSPs.
Published 21 February 2019
The latest draft of the Planning (Scotland) Bill will place up to 88 new duties and responsibilities on planners without the resources required to undertake them, according to figures published today from the Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland (RTPI Scotland).
Published 5 December 2018
Craig McLaren outlines how RTPI Scotland is influencing the Planning (Scotland) Bill.
Published 5 December 2018
A decision by the Scottish Parliament's local government and communities committee to introduce statutory chief planning officers in councils has been welcomed by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Published 15 November 2018
Proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process.
Published 8 November 2018
Holyrood's local government and communities committee will continue to examine the Planning (Scotland) Bill today as it hears evidence from organisations from the country’s builders and planners.
Published 7 March 2018
A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about how land is developed and used has been introduced by cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance MSP.
Published 5 December 2017
An alliance of ten organisations from the planning and placemaking sector in Scotland has launched a new campaign to help influence new planning guidelines ahead of the upcoming Planning Bill.
Published 26 September 2017
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to look beyond "merely procedural" change to the planning system, and to provide more detail on how proposals are to be taken forward.
Published 15 August 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 central to delivering the Scottish climate change strategy.
Published 3 February 2017
Keenly-awaited proposals for transforming the planning system have been positively received by the country’s home builders.
Published 11 January 2017