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Policy and Research

RTPI Scotland aims to lead thinking in how planning can create great places for people. We do this by:

  • responding to policy consultations from Scottish Government, agencies and other organisations
  • discussing planning issues with policy makers including Ministers, MSPs and Civil Servants
  • undertaking research on Scottish planning issues

Consultations Under Consideration

We welcome Members' inputs to our policy responses.  If you are interested in contributing please contact us at

  • Fire Sprinklers in Social Housing Bill | Deadline 16 April
  • Scottish Government Consultation A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections | Deadline 27 April

@rtpiscotland : Very interesting event from RTPI in Edinburgh on 25 April "Learning from Best Practice – The Scottish Awards for Qu… 20/03/2018 - 08:53

@rtpiscotland : New 10 year Scottish rail investment strategy published - @ThePlanner_RTPI 20/03/2018 - 08:19

@rtpiscotland : New on the @RTPIPlanners blog "Sustainability and green belts" by Robert M Purton 20/03/2018 - 08:14