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Scottish planning agreements rise 40% in past year

Scottish planning agreements rise 40% in past year

The number of agreements between developers and councils on timescales for planning decisions have risen 40 per cent in the past year, latest Scottish Government figures reveal.

Only one in ten London and North West chief planners at top council level, RTPI research finds

Only one in ten London and North West chief planners at top council level, RTPI research finds

New research by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) shows that only about one in ten councils in London and the North West of England have chief planning officers represented at the most senior level.

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How we did it: Conducting a survey for a marine plan

How we did it: Conducting a survey for a marine plan

An online mapping tool contributed to the success of this award-winning Scottish marine survey, David Dewar reports.

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.


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