We want to hear your views through our Call for Ideas which will run until 30 April. The materials below have been provided to help you get involved in the early engagement phase.
Community Fund - Application Form (closing date 8 March 2020)
We asked planning stakeholders to provide think piece contributions on Scotland 2050 to stimulate discussion and debate during the early engagement period and to help stakeholders to think about priorities for NPF4.
Martin Valenti - Environmentally Responsible Economic Growth
Emma Ritch - Gender Inclusive Places
Fiona Garven - Community Development
Russell Jones - Healthy Places
Steven Tolson - A Plan to Grow More Food
Diana Findley - Places for Older People
Aedan Smith - Scotland's Environment
Dr Ruth Lightbody - Community Engagement
Anna Beswick and Joseph Hagg - Adaptive Places
Jim Valentine - Our Cities
Diarmid Hearns - Nature on a National Scale
Stephanie Conesa - Our Renewable Energy
Vincent Goodstadt - Scotland 2050: Lessons from Our Spatial Planning Heritage
John Lauder - Our Active Travel Networks
Professor Chris Speed - Our Arts and Cultural Environment
Rona Gibb - Our Active Travel Networks
Calum Macleod - A Thriving Rural Scotland
Tim German - Our Energy Systems
Deryck Irving - Future Green Networks
Liam Fowley MSYP - Report on #WhatsYourTake
Angus Hardie - Empowered Communities
Susie Fitton - Places for Disabled People
Grant Carson - Building a More Accessible World for us all
Jim Birrell - Future Chief Planning Officers
Sally Thomas - Our Future Homes
Phil Prentice - Town Centres of The Future
Riddell Graham - Our Tourist Industry
Elaine Fotheringham - Our Flood Risk Management
Tammy Swift-Adams - Enjoying The Fruits of Collaboration
Dr Matthew Lane - Self and Custom Build
Professor Iain Docherty - An Accessible Scotland
Anne Johnstone - Our Vacant and Derelict Land
Jo O'Hara - Forestry and Woodland
Andy Kerr - Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
This discussion paper sets out current thinking on the methodology that could be used for setting ‘targets for the use of land for housing in different areas of Scotland’. Comments can be made on this discussion paper until 30 April 2020.
For the first time, Scottish Planning Policy will be incorporated into the National Planning Framework. We have prepared background information notes on the policy topics that will need to be addressed when preparing draft NPF4.
Views on these notes should be submitted through the Call for Ideas which is open until 30 April.
Existing Scottish Planning Policy remains in place until NPF4 is adopted.
Culture and the Arts
Housing – Affordable
Housing – General
Housing – Specialist
Business / Employment
Energy – Electricity
Energy - Heat
Within our ‘Call for Ideas’, we are inviting your suggestions for projects to be considered for ‘National Development’ status in the draft NPF4 by 30 April 2020.
The Planning Act allows the Scottish Ministers to identify national developments to include in NPF4. This could include single, large-scale projects or several smaller scale developments combined. Once designated, the question of whether a national development is needed does not have to be debated in later consenting processes.
See more information, including the assessment criteria for assessing potential national developments and how to make a suggestion, here:
Please also fill out a Respondent Information Form to send back to us with your completed proposal forms.
*The online form works with many web browsers, but if it is not supported by your browser please use the forms in the alternative links above.
The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 establishes a duty for a planning authority, or authorities acting jointly, to prepare and adopt a regional spatial strategy. The review of the NPF presents an opportunity for early thinking on regional spatial strategies to help inform NPF4.
NPF4 will be subject to a number of impact assessments. We will ensure that key stakeholders and the public are properly consulted at key stages in the process and that a statement on how these assessments have affected the development of the policy is included with the final Framework. Our Integrated Assessment Scoping Report is available below. Comments are invited by 30 April 2020.
Last Updated: 18 May 2020