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Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment

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"NPF3– Ambition Opportunity Place– a Consultation"

The next meeting of the Group will take place on Tuesday 28 May 2013 in Committee Room 4 of the Scottish Parliament from 5.30 to 7.30pm.

Scotland's Third National Planning Framework, Main Issues Report and Draft Framework has been published. Derek Mackay MSP– Ministerfor Local Government and Planning wants the NPF3 to be the spatial expression the Government's EconomicStrategy informed by plans and policies in areas such as transport, energy,health& wellbeing, climate change and land use.  No small challenge!

We will have a brief presentation on the MIR followed by 3 excellent speakers to provide their commenton the Economic, Environmental and Social aspects of the proposals. The format for the event is as follows:-

-      Welcome / Apologies / Introduction by Linda Fabiani MSP

-      Presentations by the following people

-      A representative of the Scottish Government- Directorate for Local Government and Communities TBC

-      Gordon McGregor - CBI Scotland/ Scottish Power

-      Aedan Smith - Environment LINK/ RSPB Scotland

-      Andy Milne–SURF-Scotland'sindependent regeneration network

-      Open discussion/questions chaired by Linda

The presentations will hopefully stimulate a lively discussionand provide a range of views on the NPF3. Although the meeting starts at 5.30 it is advisable toarrive no later than 5.15 to allow for security and time to get to the committee room. It is not possible for latecomers to be escorted to the committee room. If you have any specific access requirements or if you require personal assistance in the event of an evacuation

If you are able to attend please let us know as soon as possible, and in any event no later than Thursday 23 May 2013, by contacting Eugene Mullan on 0131 555 1414 or Confirming to us that you wish to attend is sufficient, we will not be providing any further confirmation of the event

The Group

The Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment aims to maintain a forum of MSPs and others to promote and further the economic, social, environmental and cultural contributions that architecture and the planned environment make to the quality of life of Scotland's citizens. Also, while acknowledging the responsibilities devolved to the Scottish Parliament, to sustain a dialogue on Scottish architecture, planning and built environment in the European and World contexts.

Group officers

Convener: Linda Fabiani MSP (SNP)
Deputy Convener: Patricia Ferguson MSP (Lab)
Secretary: Eugene Mullan (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland)
Treasurer: Craig McLaren (RTPI Scotland)
Contact: or phone 0131 555 1414