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What is the National Planning Framework?

The National Planning Framework (NPF) is a long-term plan for Scotland that sets out where development and infrastructure is needed.

Draft Fourth National Planning Framework

Our Draft Fourth National Planning Framework (Draft NPF4) was laid in Parliament on 10 November.

Get involved

The public consultation closed on 31 March 2022. This allowed us to receive any comments or feedback to help inform the final NPF4.


Supporting information for Draft NPF4

Further information on Integrated Impact Assessments, Housing, national planning policy and Regional Spatial Strategies to support the publication of the Draft Fourth National Planning Framework (Draft NPF4)

National Developments

National developments are significant developments of national importance that will help to strongly support the delivery of the spatial strategy.

Data and evidence: Action areas

Data insights for each of the five action areas, plus the Data Atlas give you access to the data behind the Draft NPF4. 

How we got here

This section provides an overview of the work involved in developing the Draft NPF4, including the position statement and Call for Ideas. 

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2022