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Scottish Alliance for People and Places

22 September 2017

RTPI Scotland has become a founding member of a new Scottish Alliance for People and Places.  This collection of organisations that work across the place-making and planning sector have come together to influence the forthcoming Planning and Bill and broader planning review.  It will promote the need for a planning system that “inspires and empowers civic participation, recognises the positive force that quality economic development can play in creating a more equal society, and is built on fostering strong relationships through consensus and collaboration”.  It aims to put forward a compelling argument for change and develop constructive ideas for how to realise that change by influencing MSPs, Minister and officials. 

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Speaking at the launch of the Alliance, RTPI Scotland Director Craig McLaren said “The planning bill is an opportunity to create a planning system that allows everyone to help shape the places they live in. RTPI Scotland looks forward to working with partners in the Alliance to help make this a reality.”

The Alliance is chaired by Rt Hon Henry McLeish, Former First Minister and town planner. Its members are:

  • PAS (Planning Aid for Scotland)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Scotland
  • Paths for All
  • COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities)
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Scotland’s Towns Partnership
  • Scottish Mediation Network
  • Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland

Follow the Alliance on @PlacesAlliance