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Places, people and planning: update on proposal 20

Information on the background, progress to date and next steps relating to proposal from Places, People and Planning Consultation and Position Statement: Innovation, future-proofing and the digital transformation of the planning

Proposal 20: Innovation, future-proofing and the digital transformation of the planning

There are many opportunities to make planning work better through the use of information technology.

Why we are making a change

Following the success of ePlanning and eDevelopment Standards the planning service should continue to pioneer the digital transformation of public services.

What we are doing

We have established a Digital Task Force, consisting of technology innovators and those who know about the planning service, to affect and influence change. The Task Force is chaired by the Minister for Local Government and Housing. The has now met twice.

How we will deliver change

  • Primary legislation – no
  • Secondary Legislation – no
  • Guidance – yes
  • Non legislative action – yes

Next steps

The Digital Task Force has met on two occasions: 23 August and 24 October 2017. The last meeting heard feedback on the planning service via video messages obtained from attendees at the recent Homebuilding and Renovation show. The group is currently engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and users of the planning system to gather their thoughts, experiences and how we can use digital technology to transform planning in Scotland. The Digital Task Force's short-term aim is to deliver a digital planning strategy by Autumn 2018.

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 20