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Delivering Infrastructure through the Planning System

An event with Transport Scotland

Thursday, 17 September 2015 at 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Urban Room, City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
RTPI Scotland

Delivering Infrastructure through the Planning System - the role of the Transport Appraisal


Both the economy and development planning processes are emerging from periods of change and evolution.  Our ability to efficiently plan, fund and deliver housing, business space, community facilities and the supporting infrastructure has been, and will continue to be, key to the success of our economy.

With Scotland taking a plan-led apporach to delivering development, it is a priority of Transport Scotland to successfully engage with all four Strategic Development Planning Authorities, 32 Local Authorities, and two National Park Authorities in the preparation of the Development Plans.  This seminar will outline the structure, role and processes of Transport Scotland in this context and assist in developig an inderstanding of why, when and how to engage throughout the plan cycle.

The inclusion of appropriate and proportionate Transport Appraisals as part of the planning process is an expecrtation expressed in Scottish Planning Policy (SPP), with specific reference now made to Transport Scotland's Development Planning and Management: Transport Appraisal Guidance (DPMTAG).  This approach to understand individual and cumulative impacts of land use options can, when applied in an informed manner, assist in the selection of deliverable sites and become the foundation for investment rationale, business cases and/or supplementary guidance on developer contributions.


  • Alison Irvine - Head of Technical Analysis Branch, Transport Infrastructure Projects Directorate, Transport Scotland
  • David Torrance - Senior Transport Planner, Transport Scotland
  • Adam Priestley - Senior Transport Planner, Transport Scotland
  • TBC - Scottish Government Planning and Architecture


Please email Sile Hayes at by 10th September 2015 to book your place.

Places at this seminar are FREE for RTPI Members/Students. Non members are welcome, £5 charge on arrival.