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Mediation and the planning system

United Kingdom - September 19 2019 Use of mediation in the planning system is a discussion topic again. Background Mediation is a familiar tool for resolving commercial disputes - see…

The Future of Short Term Lets

United Kingdom - August 27 2019 As discussed in Neil Collar’s blog of 20 May 2019, (Short Term Lets) planning permission is not necessarily required for a change of use from…

planning reform - “how we move on now”

United Kingdom - August 12 2019 Planning reform continues to attract lots of interest. There was a very high turnout at our seminars in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh - many thanks…

Local Place Plans - communities planning for themselves

United Kingdom - August 9 2019 Communities are being given the power to prepare a local place plan. This is one of the most significant reforms contained in the Planning (Scotland)…

Planning for Wildlife

United Kingdom - August 5 2019 “The public have told us that protecting wildlife is important to them - so my message to house builders is to harness this support and get building…

Local Development Plans - the future

United Kingdom - July 31 2019 What are the key changes to local development plans in the Planning (Scotland) Act? Planning purpose There is now a planning purpose for the…

the new Regional Spatial Strategies

United Kingdom - July 30 2019 Regional Spatial Strategies are introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act, which also abolishes Strategic Development Plans. As the RSS provisions…

The next Scottish National Planning Framework

United Kingdom - July 29 2019 Now that the Planning (Scotland) Act has received Royal Assent, a key focus of the Scottish Government will be preparation of the next National…

Retirement living

United Kingdom - July 9 2019 Retirement living - meeting the housing needs for older people - is addressed in the plan-making provisions in the Planning (Scotland) Bill. Guidance…

Stage 3 - Planning (Scotland) Bill

United Kingdom - June 10 2019 Living up to its reputation as the most amended Bill, another 172 amendments have been proposed (so far). These range from short drafting…