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RTPI calls for replacement of Scottish city-region plans with duty to prepare regional strategies

RTPI calls for replacement of Scottish city-region plans with duty to prepare regional strategies

The Royal Town Planning Institute Scotland has supported the replacement of strategic development plans (SDPs) north of the border, and suggested they should be replaced by a statutory duty to prepare regional plans.

Floating wind farm given green light by Scottish ministers

Floating wind farm given green light by Scottish ministers

An eight-turbine floating offshore wind farm around 15 kilometres south-east of Aberdeen has been given the green light by Scotland's energy minister Paul Wheelhouse, despite an objection from wildlife charity RSPB Scotland.

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Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Plans to axe Scotland's system of city-regional plan-making are contained in a major consultation on changes to the country's planning system.

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

The Scottish and Welsh governments have launched consultations on plans to bring their systems into line with a new EIA directive, but details on how the rules will change in England remain unclear.

What changes to the Scottish planning system could mean for planners

What changes to the Scottish planning system could mean for planners

A Scottish government-appointed independent panel has called for radical changes to the country's planning system. Mark Wilding examines what the government's response could mean for planners.

How review proposals would shake up planning in Scotland

How review proposals would shake up planning in Scotland

Planning professionals have backed moves for the Scottish Government to set regional housing targets and to establish a statutory national infrastructure agency, but have warned against setting development levies at unsustainable levels.


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