Webinar : Understanding Scotland’s New Planning System

Understanding Scotland’s new planning system 

Recorded : Wednesday 15th November 2023

Find out how new style Local Development Plans could help save the planet.

New Local Development Plans (LDPs) will guide decisions about what development does and doesn’t get built for the next 10 years. Every local authority has an LDP and all of them will be renewed to come into line with the new National Planning Framework 4. Community views must be taken into account as these plans are prepared and there are reasons to hope that these new LDPs will make planning decisions more planet friendly.

Now is your opportunity to influence what these plans say, for example what sites are put forward for development and how to strengthen policies to protect greenbelt and nature.

Find out more about the new style LDPs and when your LDP will be renewed and how and when you can get involved.

Our speaker is Alasdair Edwards: a Principal Reporter at the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division of the Scottish Government (DPEA). The DPEA have a key role in the production of LDPs. Alasdair will be speaking to us about the new Local Development Plan process, his presentation will include:

  • How National Planning Framework 4 affects Local Development Plans.
  • The LDP process – when you can get involved and how.
  • Local place plans (how these might inform LDPs).
  • Regional Spatial Strategies (how these fit into the new system).

This session is most useful for anyone who wants to influence planning decisions in future, particularly community councils and individuals living in areas of high development pressure or who are likely to be affected by planning decisions in future.

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