Work to produce the Draft National Planning Framework (Draft NPF4) started in 2020.
We have gone through a number of steps before being able to publish the Draft NPF4, including:
In November 2020, the Position Statement was published which reflected on the Call for Ideas and set out thinking on potential policy changes. We invited comment on the Position Statement content to inform the draft NPF4.
Over 250 submissions were received from a diverse range of respondents and these were considered in an independent analysis
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.
An independent Analysis of Responses to the Call for Ideas and Executive Summary were produced.
Last Updated: 01 Apr 2022