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Review of the Scottish Planning System: the story so far...

RTPI Scotland Young Planners Event

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 at 5:45PM
GVA, 206 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5SG
RTPI Scotland

The independent review of the planning system reported in May 2016. In January 2017 the Scottish Government published Places, People and Planning, setting out an integrated package of proposed improvements to planning. A Position Statement was published for consultation in June 2017, which closed on August 11th.

Our speakers are:

Fiona Simpson, Assistant Chief Planner at The Scottish Government will explain the aspirations for the review and provide an update on the progress so far, giving an overview of the wider review programme as a whole, as well as the Bill element.


Kevin Murray, Director of Kevin Murray Associates, and Dr Husam AlWaer of Dundee University, will present the latest findings from the cross sectoral consultation, including areas of agreement and divergence. Their team has undertaken independent research into both stages of consultation so far, and are now analysing the observations on the Position Statement.


Craig McLaren, RTPI Director for Scotland & Ireland, will provide reflections from the perspective of the profession in Scotland, particularly those who may have to implement reforms in the planning service, but also taking into account future users of the system from communities and the development sector.


5.45pm arrival for 6pm start.

Places are free but limited and so MUST be booked -

Please email  by Monday 4th September.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend on the day.