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Scottish planning bill will fail to improve housing and infrastructure delivery, says development professionals' survey

Scottish planning bill will fail to improve housing and infrastructure delivery, says development professionals' survey

More than eight in ten planning and development professionals believe Scotland's new planning bill will fail to provide a system capable of improving housing and infrastructure delivery, according to a new survey.

Scottish Government promises further planning changes in year ahead

Scottish Government promises further planning changes in year ahead

The Scottish Government has promised to set out proposals later this year to deliver a 'world-leading digital planning service' and will further review its national spatial plan, according to its programme for the year ahead.

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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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