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Exploring the Influence of Land Reform on the Scottish Planning System

Scottish Young Planners' and Grampian Chapter event

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 at 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Committee Room 2, Aberdeenshire Council, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GB, UK
RTPI Scotland

The Scottish Land Commission ( was established under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and became fully operational on 1 April 2017. The Commission seeks to create a Scotland where everybody benefits from the ownership, management and importantly for planners, the use of the nation’s land and buildings.

Head of Policy and Research Shona Glenn will give an insight on the Commission’s work in relation to land use planning and discuss the contribution that can be made by planners in furthering land reform. Topics include land for housing and development, land value capture as well as recent work on Compulsory Sale Orders.

The event will also have a particular focus on the role of planners in promoting public interest led development in Scotland. It will seek to explore the following:

  • What are the barriers and opportunities for delivering more public interest led development in Scotland?
  • What is the role for planners in delivering this type of development?

This is a free event organised by the RTPI Scottish Young Planners Network and the RTPI Grampian Chapter.

Arrive 5:30pm for a 6pm start.