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 Scottish Parliament will be considering the Draft NPF4 for a period of up to 120 days.
"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:
Alongside Parliamentary scrutiny of the draft, we are running a consultation, which is open until 31 March 2022.
This website hosts a variety of consultation materials and resources to help you consider your response.
Last Updated: 15 Nov 2021