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How we got here

This section provides an overview of how the fourth Draft National Planning Framework (Draft NPF4) has been developed; From early engagement, through the Call for Ideas to publishing the Position Statement, then capturing further feedback and beyond. 

Draft NPF4 timeline

Work to produce the Draft NPF4 started in 2020. Find out what has happened since then and the stages it has been through. 

Position statement

Our Position Statement set out our thinking as of November 2020 and reflected on the wealth of information received through the 'Call for Ideas' engagement programme.

Call for Ideas


Our Call for Ideas invited stakeholders to consider Scotland in 2045 and reflect on planning policy changes and national developments needed to support this.

Last Updated: 01 Apr 2022