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Implementing NPF4

Since adoption of NPF4, we have published the following items to help support delivery: 

Developing with Nature Guidance - published by NatureScot to support Policy 3c)

The Minister for Community Wealth and Public Finance, Tom Arthur MSP, and Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning, Joe FitzPatrick MSP's, joint blog on Planning to live well locally.



The NPF4 Delivery Programme v.1 includes a commitment to develop guidance which supports the delivery and implementation of Policy 3: Biodiversity. This work is underway, informed by a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) which includes members from CIEEM, RTPI, Improvement Service, NatureScot and Heads of Planning Scotland.

On 15 May 2023 TAG convened a roundtable discussion on ‘Offsite-offsetting’ with a range of stakeholders including representatives from industry, NGOs, and other environmental, legal, and planning professionals - Meeting notes

Further reading

There is a wealth of published information and resources available on the topic of biodiversity enhancement and development. 


For those wishing to increase their knowledge, the following webinars provide a source of information.

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2023