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Planning bill's new duties on Scottish councils could cause system to 'grind to a halt', warns RTPI

Planning bill's new duties on Scottish councils could cause system to 'grind to a halt', warns RTPI

Scottish local authorities face 63 new unfunded duties under the latest draft of Holyrood's planning bill, according to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), which warned that the new measures could cause the planning system to 'grind to a halt'.

Scottish Planning Bill amendment introduces statutory chief planner role

Scottish Planning Bill amendment introduces statutory chief planner role

Members of the Scottish Parliament have amended the Planning (Scotland) Bill to include a statutory requirement for local authorities to appoint a chief planning officer.

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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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