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Call for Ideas 

Early engagement was undertaken to inform preparation of NPF4, including events and provision of information to facilitate discussions. 

Written Responses

Organisations responses

Individuals responses 

Anonymous responses

Call for Ideas responses independent analysis report and executive summary


The range of resources that were made available to support the Call for Ideas is described below.

2050 think pieces

We asked planning stakeholders to provide 'think piece' contributions on Scotland 2050 to stimulate discussion and think about priorities for NPF4.


The materials we provided stakeholders with to help get them involved in the Call for Ideas. 

Policy information notes

Background information notes on the policy topics that needed to be addressed during the preparation of the Draft NPF4.

National Developments data viewer (updated)

A digital map of national development suggestions made in the early engagement phase.

Scotplan 2050 roadshow event and postcard summaries:

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) events:

RTPI Chapters:

RTPI Young Planners Roundtable:

RTPI International Events:




Draft NPF4 logo

National Planning Framework 4

Read the adopted NPF4 on

Last Updated: 07 Jun 2023