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National Planning Framework 3

A Politicians in Planning Network Event

Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 2:00PM - 4:00PM
COSLA Conference Centre, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH, UK
RTPI Scotland

The Politicians in Planning Network (PIPA) has been established by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to support all politicians making planning decisions.  PIPA is a free, non-political network and offers you access to planning information and advice to help you be a more effective, better-informed decision maker.  We are re-launching the network in Scotland with an event, organised in partnership with COSLA, looking at the 3rd National Planning Framework (NPF3).  When finalised, NPF3 will set out the Government’s development priorities over the next 20 to 30 years, providing a framework for the spatial development of Scotland as a whole.  This event will include a presentation from Scottish Government outlining their priorities for NPF3 as set out in the recently published Main Issues Report.  There will also be time for discussion.

This event is open to all local politicians engaged in any aspects of local planning, at any scale and from strategic through to development management.


2.00    Introduction by Alistair MacDonald, Convenor, RTPI Scotland

2.05    Welcome by Cllr Stephen Hagan, Spokesperson on Development, Economy and Sustainability, COSLA

2.15    National Planning Framework 3 - Presentation by Scottish Government, followed by discussion

 3.15    What is PIPA? - Presentation by Craig McLaren, National Director, RTPI Scotland, followed by discussion

3.45    Future Events and Topics

4.00    Close

Places are free, but must be reserved.  If you want to reserve a place please email or call 0131 229 9628.

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