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Places, people and planning: update on proposal 1

Information on the background, progress to date and next steps relating to proposal 1 from the Places, People and Planning Consultation and Position Statement: Aligning community planning and spatial planning.

Proposal 1: Aligning community planning and spatial planning

We want development plans to take account of the work of Community Planning Partnerships. We believe introducing a statutory requirement for development plans to take account of community planning will help to achieve this and this can be supported through further detail in guidance.

Why we are making a change

We want to align spatial planning and community planning to ensure better collaboration, co-ordination and greater efficiencies between the two processes. This will result in a focus on positive outcomes for places.

What we are doing

Progress

  • Research
    • Research previously undertaken by RTPI Scotland
    • Exemplar with West Dunbartonshire Council being initiated to explore how the links work in practice.
    • Links with wider programmes of work including projects being undertaken by the Improvement Service.
  • Propose a statutory link between development planning and community planning in the Planning Bill.

How we will deliver change

  • primary legislation – yes
  • secondary legislation – no
  • guidance – yes
  • non-legislative actions – yes

Next steps

Following enactment of the bill we will consult on the detail of how the new development planning system should operate in practice. Guidance will also be produced to support local authorities in bringing forward their new style local development plans which will include how community planning and local place plans can be integrated.

Contact

Email: planningreview@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 7059

Post:
Area 2-H (South)
Planning and Architecture Division
The Scottish Government
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Published:
29 Sep 2017
Places, people and planning: update on proposal 1