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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.

  • Scottish Government's Local Energy Policy Statement consultation | Deadline 4 December
  • Consultation on Cleaner Air for Scotland Steering Group Report | Deadline 13 December 
  • Scottish Parliament Energy, Economy and Fair Work Committee Energy Inquiry | Deadline 10 January 2020 (RTPI Scotland will submit response by 20 December 2019)
  • Scottish Government consulation 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

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@rtpiscotland : The RTPI's Chief Planners of Tomorrow initiative has been launched where young planners can apply to experience wor… 06/12/2019 - 05:23

@rtpiscotland : . @Lawscot has issued a consultation to identify good practice in planning obligations that can help minimise uncer… 06/12/2019 - 05:14

@rtpiscotland : The winner of Scotland's Most Improved Place at the #SURFAwards is the Calton Barras in Glasgow. Very well done! 05/12/2019 - 08:12