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Planning Ahead

Scotland in the 21st Century faces serious challenges and, rightly, has ambitious aspirations. How do we solve the housing crisis? How do we keep Scotland open for business and deliver inclusive growth? How do we tackle climate change? How do we protect our most valued towns, cities and landscapes?

Facing these challenges and fulfilling these ambitions is complex. Planners are trained and experienced in looking at the big picture. Working with all interests, we have the skills to agree a vision and deliver it.

We think these challenges can be overcome by #planningahead.

We have highlighted six examples from across Scotland which show how planning is working with communities and other professions to overcome the challenges that Scotland faces. But, we believe that we need to make it easier for planners to deliver these successes. This means making sure that the Planning Bill, and changes to policy and guidance that follow it, help to reposition the planning system.

Highlighted here are just six examples; we know that there are many more out there. Share your #planningahead success stories on Twitter: @RTPIScotland.

Planning ahead to protect and enhance Scotland’s most treasured places

Protecting treasured places

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

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Planning ahead to provide a quality home for everyone who needs one

Providing quality homes

Crown Street regeneration, Glasgow

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Planning ahead to support healthy lifestyles

Supporting healthy lifestyles

Central Scotland Green Network

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Planning ahead to use our natural environment wisely

Using the natural environment wisely

Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan

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