Skip to main content

Draft NPF4 timeline 

Work to produce the Draft National Planning Framework (Draft NPF4) started in 2020.

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:

Position Statement

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 engagement - 'Call for Ideas'

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. 

Draft NPF4 logo

The Draft National Planning Framework 4

Read the draft on gov.scot Take part in the consultation

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2021