APRS Resources

  • Community Guidance on LDPs

    Local Development Plan guidance for communities Key points Background The Scottish Planning System The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 states that

  • The Potential Socio-economic Impacts of a New National Park for Galloway

    This report, published in 2019 gives the socio-economic case for a new National Park in Galloway. A new National Park could provide a significant stimulus to the local economy, attracting at least an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 new visits per year with £30 - £60 million of additional spending and supporting 700 to 1400 jobs. It would attract small businesses and create a more desirable place for people to live.

  • Glass and the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme

    APRS has always campaigned for an "all-in" deposit return which includes glass. This briefing gives a run-down of the rationale for including glass in the scheme and some pointers for how this will work specifically for hospitality.

  • Future National Parks: Possible Governance Models

    A summary of some different governance models for any new National Parks in Scotland with international case studies from France, England, Wales. The paper reviews the types of governance and staffing that may be applicable for different sizes of national park.

  • Letter to the NETZET Committee on Circular Economy Bill

    This letter was written after giving oral evidence to the NETZET Committee during their scrutiny of the Circular Economy Bill in Stage 1. They requested further information from us and this letter contains our response.

  • Image showing the start of an Open Letter to the Prime Minster

    Open letter to Prime Minister, May 18th 2023

    APRS and environmental NGOs from across the UK have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him to grant an exclusion to the Internal Markets Act and include glass in England's Deposit Return Scheme, due to launch in October 2025.

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