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Policy and Research

RTPI Scotland aims to lead thinking in how planning can create great places for people. We do this by:

  • responding to policy consultations from Scottish Government, agencies and other organisations
  • discussing planning issues with policy makers including Ministers, MSPs and Civil Servants
  • undertaking research on Scottish planning issues

Consultations Under Consideration

We welcome Members' input to our policy responses.

  • Written evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into Community Wellbeing | Deadline 22 January 2020
  • Scottish Government consultation on the Proposed programme for reviewing Permitted Development Rights | Deadline 28 January 2020
  • Scottish Government consultation on the Replacement of European Structural Funds In Scotland Post EU-Exit | Deadline 12 February 2020
  • Scottish Government consultation on Planning performance and fees | Deadline 14 February 2020
  • Scottish Government consultation on Housing to 2040 | Deadline 28 February

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