Scottish Alliance for People and Places



Longer term plans key for engaging communities, says Henry McLeish

The chair of the Scottish Alliance for People and Places, and former First Minister of Scotland, the Rt Hon. Henry McLeish, has called on the Scottish Government to be much more explicit about the requirement for local communities to be engaged at the earliest stages of the planning process.

Published 16 February 2018

Blog: The Positives of Mediation in Planning

Archie Waters from The Dispute Centre provides a piece for the Scottish Alliance for People and Places about the potential role of mediation in the planning system.

Published 22 December 2017

New Planning Bill needs national and regional housing targets, says Henry McLeish

The chair of the Scottish Alliance for People and Places and the former First Minister of Scotland, the Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish, has pressed the Scottish Government to be more ambitious on housing in its recently published Planning (Scotland) Bill.

Published 21 December 2017

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

Blog: Reforming planning needs a positive compelling vision, not just technical change

Former First Minister and town planner Rt Hon Henry McLeish on the launch of the Scottish Alliance for People and Places.

Published 26 September 2017