The Draft Fourth National Planning Framework (Draft NPF4), which details our long term plan for what Scotland could be in 2045, was laid in Parliament on 10 November 2021.
This is a significant milestone in the development of Scotland’s Fourth National Planning Framework, and we encourage feedback from everyone across the country to reflect the values and aspirations of the people of Scotland.
The consultation on Draft NPF4 closed on 31 March 2022. Following the consultation and the end of the Parliamentary scrutiny process, we will analyse the responses and produce a final NPF4.
"The challenges that we are facing today demand a change in the way we plan our places for tomorrow... we will need to future proof places, be more innovative, and involve a wider range of people in planning."Tom Arthur MSP, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth
Draft NPF4 comprises five parts:
To inform this, the Scottish Futures Trust is leading a collaborative workstream on delivery, which will bring together stakeholders as part of our engagement programme to consider how the national developments in particular can be supported by a shared delivery programme. This will also build on previous work including the Infrastructure Investment Plan; test recommendations from the Infrastructure Commission Scotland and related Place good practice principles, that are most relevant to NPF4; and work with the Infrastructure Delivery Group which was established as part of our ongoing programme of planning reform. The outcomes from this project will inform the basis of a delivery programme to accompany the finalised NPF4 once approved and adopted.
If you are interested in contributing to this work please email - NPF4delivery.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alongside Parliamentary scrutiny of the draft, we ran a public consultation, which closed on 31 March 2022.
Last Updated: 26 Apr 2022