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RTPI in Scotland welcomes planning modernisation

28 March 2012

RTPI Scotland has welcomed the statement by Derek Mackay, Minister for Local Government and Planning, on the next steps for planning modernisation. 

Bob Reid, Convenor of RTPI Scotland said "We welcome the Minister's continued support for a high performing planning system and the publication of the new Planning Performance Framework.  We want planning to build on the pillars of excellence, effectiveness and efficiency so that it can deliver ambitions for Scotland such as sustainable economic growth, great places for people and a low carbon economy. This can be done without the need for major legislation. Rather, it relies on a commitment to continuous improvement by all involved including local authorities, developers, Scottish Government and key agencies.  It also requires these interests to develop new approaches collaboratively.  We are committed to making this happen so look forward to supporting these discussions over the coming months."   

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