In Edinburgh last week (16 May), in conjunction with COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities), PIPA (the RTPI Politicians in Planning Network) was re-launched with an event looking at the 3rd National Planning Framework (NPF3). The event included a presentation from Scottish Government outlining their priorities for NPF3 as set out in the recently published Main Issues Report.
Craig McLaren, National Director of RTPI in Scotland said: “Feedback was excellent. The discussion was really good and there was a real enthusiasm from the Councillors attending about taking forward PIPA in Scotland. It looks like we will now hold a further meeting in September to build further on the current interest”.
PIPA membership is open to all UK Councillors involved in planning within their local area; new members can join or more details can be found via this link.