Changes to Scotland’s planning system, said to be the "most important" in 75 years, are to be debated at Holyrood today. MSPs will be asked to approve the Fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) which seeks to prioritise projects that will help tackle the climate crisis or regenerate lo
Developments which reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change and restore nature would be promoted under finalised proposals for long term planning reform. The revised draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) sets out sustainable policies against which planning applications would be assessed
The body representing town planners in Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to provide more support for communities and planning authorities to allow local people to shape how their places develop. In responding to the consultation on draft proposals for the framework of regulations
A steep decline in resourcing for Scottish planning authorities over the last decade has left the profession in a precarious position, new research by Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has concluded.
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. It comes as Scotland embarks on efforts to rebuild
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.
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.
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.
The success of Scottish Government proposals to regulate short-term lets such as AirBnB is dependent on new funding to support implementation by planning departments, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The regulations include a mandatory licensing scheme to ensure that all s
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).
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.
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.
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. Ian Russell, chairman of the Infrastructure Commission for Sco
Chief planning officers (CPOs) in Scottish local authorities should be empowered to engage early with other local government and public services to help build sustainable communities that will improve people’s health and wellbeing as well as save council funds, the director of RTPI Scotland ha
A commitment by the Scottish Government to fully involve planners in its drive to deliver a zero carbon target by 2045 has been welcomed by RTPI Scotland. Launching the Programme for Government 2019-20 in Parliament this week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said ending Scotland’s contribution