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Call for Ideas 

Early views on NPF4 were sought through our Call for Ideas, inviting stakeholders to consider Scotland in 2045.

Early views on NPF4 were sought through our Call for Ideas, which invited stakeholders to consider Scotland in 2045 and reflect on planning policy changes and national developments needed to support this. 


In 2020, the following responses were received from organisations, individuals and authors who wished to remain anonymous, to our Call for Ideas. 

Organisations responses

Individuals responses 

Anonymous responses


A series of events arranged to support the Call for Ideas are described below.

These included a roadshow series in community venues around the country, along with events hosted by RTPI Chapters, Scottish Young Planners Network, and an international event with representatives from Australia, Finland and Ireland.

Scotplan 2050 roadshow

At our roadshow events in early 2020, we gathered information and ideas generated by stakeholders during the workshop sessions. 

RTPI chapter events

As part of our Call for Ideas in 2020, The Royal Town Planning Institute, Scotland (RTPI) hosted a series of chapter events. 


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.

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The Draft National Planning Framework 4

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Last Updated: 01 Apr 2022