Scotland’s First Minister confirms planning bill in Scottish Government plans

The Planner website 080917Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched her Programme for Government for 2017/2018, which confirms that planning, climate change and Crown Estate bills will be introduced.

According to a section on reform of the planning system, the Scottish Government’s proposals for the bill include:

  • A new approach to Simplified Planning Zones;
  • Modernising Compulsory Purchase Orders;
  • Building on its eDevelopment services with a digital taskforce;
  • Reviewing the National Planning Framework, strengthening its alignment with wider strategies and programmes;
  • Using new powers to restrict the number of betting shops and payday lenders on high streets; and
  • Working with local authorities to support people to live an active lifestyle.

See the statement and read more in The Planner

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