RTPI Scotland

Holyrood committee votes against planning appeal amendments

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

Building industry and planners give Planning Bill evidence

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

Planning Bill published by Scottish Government

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

Henry McLeish heads new campaign to help influence new Planning Bill

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

Planners call for meaningful reform of Scottish planning system

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

Scottish Government opens consultation on planning system modernisation

Keenly-awaited proposals for transforming the planning system have been positively received by the country’s home builders.

Published 11 January 2017

Scottish Government urged to make planners statutory consultees in strategic local decisions

The Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland has made the case for the planning function in each authority to be given statutory powers to be consulted in strategic decision-making processes.

Published 25 November 2016

‘Ambitious’ programme of planning reform welcomed by builders

Industry body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response to the report of the independent planning review panel, praising its commitment to strengthening and simplifying the planning system to achieve positive outcomes for Scotland, including the delivery of more homes.

Published 13 July 2016

Breakfast seminar on Scottish planning review

A free breakfast seminar outlining the key findings and implications of the recently published review of the planning system will be held on Tuesday 21st June hosted by PR and public affairs agency, Orbit Communications.

Published 8 June 2016

Housing bodies unite in joint call to tackle homes shortage

Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.

Published 27 April 2016

RTPI unveils planning blueprint for successful and sustainable Scotland

RTPI Scotland has published its manifesto for the 2016 Scottish Election which sets out seven key actions it believes are required to build a successful and sustainable Scotland.

Published 10 December 2015

Scotland’s planning service ‘in need of investment’

Progress in Scotland’s planning service is being made despite a significant decrease in resources, a report from RTPI Scotland has found.

Published 8 October 2015

Blog: Planning for a Fairer Scotland?

RTPI Scotland director, Craig McLaren, looks to stimulate a discussion on where planning and planners can support social justice.

Published 20 July 2015

Research demonstrates link between regeneration and life prospects in Glasgow

Regeneration has helped residents in one of Glasgow’s poorest areas to realise their potential to the extent that they significantly outperform the city average on two key economic measures, according to a new report.

Published 26 June 2015