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The Importance of Strategic Planning in the West of Scotland

13 August 2020 at 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM / West of Scotland / Scotland / Online

13 August 2020 at 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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This event forms part of the RTPI Online Events 2020 series and is brought to you by RTPI West of Scotland Chapter.

The west of Scotland has a long and distinguished history of strategic planning dating back over 70 years to Abercrombie’s Clyde Valley Regional Plan of 1946. Recent RTPI research also highlighted the efficiency and effectiveness of strategic spatial planning in the region, including the role of city-region level work in supporting other ‘strategic’ initiatives by local authorities. In the context of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 ushering in Regional Spatial Strategies and recasting future Local Development Plans, now is an ideal time to consider the future role of strategic plans and wider initiatives within the West of Scotland:     

  • Stuart Tait, Clydeplan Strategic Development Planning Authority Manager: Stuart will provide an update from the Clydeplan SDPA, focusing on the implications of the 2019 Act, preparation of an indicative Regional Spatial Strategy and other ongoing work.  He will consider whether and how Clydeplan’s role, stakeholder relationships and contribution to planning is changing.
  • Cathy Johnston, Development Plan Group Manager, Glasgow City Council: Cathy will present an overview of thematic strategies recently prepared by Glasgow City Council and consider the implications of these strategic initiatives for wider planning practice.
  • Neale McIlvanney, Programme Manager (Growth & Investment), North Ayrshire Council: Neale will outline North Ayrshire Council’s approach to progressing its Ayrshire Growth Deal  and consider its relationship to planning and placemaking.

Core CPD Framework:

- Strategic Planning

By attending this event you can:

  • Find out the latest developments from the Clydeplan SDPA
  • Hear about recent thematic strategies from Glasgow City Council and consider their implications for future planning practice
  • Gain an understanding of the planning and development implications of the Ayrshire Growth Deal