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How was it for you? The Strategic Development Plan Review: Findings and Responses

A West of Scotland Chapter, SYPN and REPR Event

Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Still Room, IET Teacher Building, St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB
RTPI Scotland

A West of Scotland Chapter Event in partnership with the REPR Alumni Association and the Scottish Young Planners' Network

Across Scotland's four city regions, the first Strategic Development Plans (SDPs) have been approved by Scottish Ministers.  In October 2013, the Scottish Government commissioned a review into whether the current processes and approaches to the preparation of Strategic Development Plans are fit for purpose. A team from Kevin Murray Associates and the University of Glasgow carried out an appraisal of current Scottish practice, as informed by their knowledge of strategic planning approaches elsewhere in the UK, Europe and beyond. The findings of this study have now been published and as the SDP Authorities each start the process again, this event gives an opportunity to reflect on what has been happening recently in Scotland, how well it works and how it might be improved.

The RTPI West of Scotland Chapter, Scottish Young Planners Network and the REPR Alumni Association, invite you to join us for an evening of discussion and debate.

Kevin Murray of Kevin Murray Associates will talk us through the report, its six “Overview Themes” and the key findings with regards to the process of preparing SDPs as well as their content.

Our panel, representing a cross section of those involved with the production and engagement with SDPs, will each give a response to this presentation before opening the floor to questions:

  • Fraser Carlin, Head of Planning and Development, Renfrewshire Council 
  • Dorothy McDonald, Assistant Manager, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan Authority
  • Stefano Smith, Technical Director (Planning & Environmental Appraisal), AMEC Environment & Infrastructure


Come along at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.


This CPD event is free but please confirm attendance by emailing