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Policy Publications

RTPI Scotland responds to policy consultations from Scottish Government, agencies and other organisations and publishes briefing papers to take forward thinking on planning issues. We also engage with the Scottish Parliament through providing briefing for debates and evidence to Committees.

RTPI Scotland has published the following policy papers recently:  

2019

November

  • written evidence to Public Petitions Committee regarding Petition 1749, protecting small communities in Scottish planning policy

October

  • written evidence to Public Petitions Committee regarding Petition 1749, financing the maintenance and restoration of listed buildings
  • response to Transport Scotland consultation on the National Transport Strategy

August

  • written evidence to the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee on the Annual Energy Statement
  • written evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee on the long-term financial sustainability of local government

July

  • response to Scottish Government consultation on the National Islands Plan and Island Communities Impact Assessments
  • response to Scottish Government consultation on short-term lets
  • written evidence to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on Regional Marine Plans
  • response to Scottish Government consultation on a new National Public Health body: 'Public Health Scotland'

May

  • response to Climate Change and Environmental Action Plan 2019-24
  • response to Scottish Governments consultation on environmental principles and governance
  • written evidence to Infrastructure Commission for Scotland

April

  • research report - Resourcing the Planning System: Key Trends and Findings 2019
  • response to Crown Estate Scotland: Rural Assets Strategy Consultation

March

  • written evidence to Scottish Government and Scotland's SDG network - Scotland's progress towards the UN SDGs
  • response to Scotland's Climate Change Adaptation Programme 2019-2024

February

  • written evidence to Construction and Scotland's Economy - Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee call for view
  • response to Historic Environment Scotland Managing Change in the Historic Environment Guidance Notes on Demolition of Listed Buildings and The Use and Adaptation of Listed Buildings
  • response to SEPA Housing Sector Plan
  • response to SEPA Strategic Infrastructure (Transport and Utilities) Plan

January

2018

December

  • RTPI Scotland briefing - Planning (Scotland) Bill – Additional duties introduced at Stage 2
  • response to Scottish Government - Housing Beyond 2021 discussion paper

November

  • response to Scottish Government - Democracy Matters, Local Governance Review
  • response to Historic Environment Scotland – Draft Historic Environment Policy

October

  • written evidence to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee on its scrutiny of the Article 50 negotiations

September

  • written evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on the Transport (Scotland) Bill

August

  • response to Scottish Government Discussion Paper - Developing an Environment Strategy for Scotland

April

  • response to Scottish Government consultation - A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

March

  • written evidence to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on EU Environment and Animal Welfare principles

February

  • submission of evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee scrutiny of the Planning (Scotland) Bill
  • response to Scottish Government consultation on Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies and the Regulation of District and Communal Heating

January

  • submission of evidence to the Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution Committee scrutiny of the Planning (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum
  • response to the Scottish Government consultation on A healthier future: Actions and ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight

2017

November

  • submission of evidence to the Scottish Parliament Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee inquiry into Scotland's economic performance: trends, challenges and future developments

October

  • submission of evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into the Draft Budget 2018-19

September

  • response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty
  • response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Climate Change Bill
  • submission of evidence to the Scottish Parliament Finance and Constitution Committee inquiry into the Impact of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on the Devolution Settlement

August

  • written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee Inquiry into Air Quality in Scotland
  • submission of evidence to the Review of the National Transport Strategy

July

  • response to Scottish Law Commission Consultation on the Tenth Programme of Law Reform

June

  • response to Scottish Government Consultation on Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land

May

  • written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013
  • submission to the National Transport Strategy Early Engagement Survey
  • written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into Building Regulations in Scotland
  • response to Scottish Government consultation on the Scottish Energy Strategy
  • response to Scottish Government consultation on the Onshore Wind Policy Statement
  • response to Scottish Government consultation on the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme
  • response to Scottish Government consultation 'Talking Fracking - Unconventional Oil and Gas'

April

  • written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into City Region Deals
  • written evidence to the Scottish Parliament Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee review of air quality in Scotland
  • submission to Scottish Government Consultation on Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating

March

  • submission to the Scottish Government National Transport Strategy - Early engagement survey
  • submission to Scottish Government Consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System, Places, People and Planning
  • written evidence to Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

February