In November 2021, we laid our fourth Draft National Planning Framework (Draft NPF4) in the Scottish Parliament for Parliamentary scrutiny.
The Scottish Parliament considered the Draft NPF4 for a period of up to 120 days. Alongside Parliamentary consideration of the draft, we ran a public consultation to gather views and evidence and would welcomed from all to help inform the final NPF4.
Following this period, we will consider responses to the Draft before presenting a final draft to the Scottish Parliament.
The consultation closed on 31 March 2022. We encouraged everyone to get involved in the consultation, to help shape the final NPF4. The Consultation Resources page provided a series of resources to help inform responses, details of events and community grants.
We set a series of consultation questions to help focus on the key areas of change. Whilst you were welcome to do so, there was no requirement to provide information on every question posed. We welcomed all input no matter how small or focused.
We encouraged you, wherever possible, to use the Scottish Government’s Citizen Space consultation portal to respond to us.
If that was not possible, then responses were emailed to us - firstname.lastname@example.org. If sending by email, also submit a completed Respondent Information Form - WORD (90KB) which lets us know how to treat your response.
We provided the consultation questions in Word Format, which you should useful when drafting your response prior to submitting to us.
During February and March 2022, Kevin Murray Associates (KMA) and PAS facilitated online Draft NPF4 events. The purpose of the informal, interactive sessions was to raise awareness and share views about the Draft NPF4, in order to inform and support the preparation of responses to the consultation, which closed on 31 March 2022.
Each session focused on a specific action area, or policy theme from Draft NPF4. The slides used at each of the events are listed below:
Action area discussions:
Policy themed discussions:
Last Updated: 26 Apr 2022