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Policy Publications

 

RTPI Scotland responds to policy consultations from Scottish Government, agencies and other organisations and publishes briefing papers to take forward thinking on planning issues.  We also engage with the Scottish Parliament through providing briefing for debates and evidence to Committees.

RTPI Scotland has published the following policy papers recently:  

2017

September

  • Response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty
  • Response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Climate Change Bill
  • Submission of evidence to the Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution Committee inquiry into the Impact of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on the Devolution Settlement

August

  • Written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee Inquiry into Air Quality in Scotland
  • Submission of evidence to the Review of the National Transport Strategy

July

  • Response to Scottish Law Commission Consultation on the Tenth Programme of Law Reform

June

  • Response to Scottish Government Consultation on Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land

May

  • Written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013
  • Submission to the National Transport Strategy Early Engagement Survey
  • Written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into Building Regulations in Scotland
  • Response to Scottish Government consultation on the Scottish Energy Strategy
  • Response to Scottish Government consultation on the Onshore Wind Policy Statement
  • Response to Scottish Government consultation on the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme
  • Response to Scottish Government consultation 'Talking Fracking - Unconventional Oil and Gas'

April

  • Written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into City Region Deals
  • Written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee review of air quality in Scotland
  • Submission to Scottish Government Consultation on Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating

March

  • Submission to the Scottish Government National Transport Strategy - Early engagement survey
  • Submission to Scottish Government Consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System, Places, People and Planning
  • Written evidence to Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

February

2016

December

  • Professional Bodies' Priorities for the Planning Bill - joint paper published by RTPI Scotland, RICS Scotland and ICE Scotland
  • Submission to Scottish Government on its consultation on Improving Transparency in Land Ownership in Scotland

November

  • Repositioning Planning: Builiding as Successful and Sustainable Scotland - RTPI Scotland's vision for a new planning system

October

  • Submission to Scottish Government consultation on the Transposition of EIA Directive EU2014/52

September

  • Submission to Scottish Government on its consultation on the Child Poverty Bill
  • Written Evidence to the Scottish Parliament's European and External Relations Committee on Scotland's Relationship with the EU

August

  • Submission to Scottish Government on Proposals for Establishing the Interim Body to Manage the Crown Estate Assets in Scotland Post-Devolution
  • Submission to Scottish Government on its Review of the Social Housing Charter

June

  • Briefing: The independent review of the Scottish planning system - what you need to know

May

  • Submission to Scottish Government on its consultation on Net Economic Benefit and Planning

April

March

February

January

  • Submission on Transport Scotland's consultation on the Rail Freight Strategy
  • Submission to Scottish Government's consultation on the Land Use Strategy  

2015

December

November

October

September 

  • Letter to Chief Planner in Scottish Government on the Independent Planning Review
  • letter to Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights on the announced Independent Review for Planning in Scotland
  • letter to Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights on the proposed review of the planning system

August

  • written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

June

  • Response to Scottish Law Commission on its discussion paper on Compulsory Purchase 

April

  • Response to the Scottish Government on its consultation paper on the Low Emissions Strategy 

March

  • Submission to Scottish Government on its consultation on the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014, etcetera, Secondary Legislation

February 

  • Briefing sent to MSPs on the Scottish Parliament debate on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

January

  • Response sent to Built Environment Forum Scotland on its consulatation papaeron measuring the success of the Scottish Historic Environement Strategy

2014

December

  • Submission to Scottish Government on its consultation paper on Public Engagement on Wind Turbine Proposals Good Practice Guide
  • Written Evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Public Petitions Committee on Equal Rights of Appeal in the Planning System

November

  • Submission to the Shelter Scotland Commission on Housing and Wellbeing
  • Submission to Scottish Government on its consultation paper on Planning Controls, Payday Lending and Betting Offices
  • Briefing for MSPs on the Scottish Parliament Debate on the Town Centre Action Plan, One Year On

October

  • Submission to the Smith Commission on what further powers should be devolved to strengthen the Scottish Parliament within the UK

September

  • Written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Regeneration Committee on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

June

  • Historic Environment (Scotland) Bill - briefing sent to MSPs in advance of the plenary debate on 19 June 2014
  • Review of the Strategic Development Plans in Scotland - letter to Scottish Government in response to the report and findings of the Review of Strategic Development Plans.

April

  • Consultation on Changes to Permitted Development Rights for Development by Telecommunications Code Operators - response to Scottish Government on their consultation document.
  • Historic Environment (Scotland) Bill - written Evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee.
  • Historic Environment (Scotland) Bill - written Evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Finance Committee.

February

  • Debate on 3rd National Planning Framework - briefing sent to MSPs for the plenary debate in Parliament on 18 March 
  • Opencast Coal Restoration: Effective Regulation - response to Scottish Governmnet's consultation paper

January

  • Community Benefits from Onshore Renewable Developments - covering letter and  response to Scottish Government on their consultation document
  • Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill - covering letter/ part 1 and part 2, part 3 and part 4 responses to Scottish Government on their consultation document 
  • National Planning Framework and Scottish Planning Policy - written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
  • National Planning Framework and Scottish Planning Policy - written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee
  • National Planning Framework and Scottish Planning Policy - written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Regeneration Committee
  • National Planning Framework and Scottish Planning Policy - written evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee
  • Review of Strategic Development Plans - letter setting out comments on Scottish Government review of the content and process of producing Strategic Developemnt Plans
  • Core Areas of Wild Land 2013 map - response to Scottish Natural Heritage on their consultation