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Scotland's Digital Strategy for Planning is here!

We’re delighted to announce that this morning, the Planning Minister Mr Kevin Stewart MSP launched ‘Transforming Places Together: Scotland’s Digital Strategy for Planning’. 

Transforming Places Together sets out a vision for Scotland to have a world leading digital planning system that helps connect people with their places to deliver a prosperous, green and fair country and a framework to achieve whole-system digital transformation of planning over the next 5 years. A comprehensive approach to transformation where new technology, data and innovation sit alongside wider change priorities including culture, skills and process change.

The strategy is supported by a funding commitment of £35m to deliver the transformation. This is a huge step forward towards delivering a future proofed planning system with technology and data at its heart.

We want to thank all who have helped inform and shape the strategy and the programme so far. Its preparation has been a joint effort across the planning sector and that will continue to be a fundamental principle as we move towards programme launch in early 2021. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved as we take this programme forward, and we look forward to working with you to deliver this ambitious and transformative programme together

You can learn more about how we got here and our work to date right here in our Digital Planning section on Transforming Planning.

Follow us on Twitter @DigiPlanningSG and on LinkedIn for updates as we take the next steps in creating a world-leading digital planning system for Scotland.

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