The Planning (Scotland) Bill has now had amendments submitted (309 in total) and has progressed to Stage 2.
The Local Government and Communities Committee met for the first time since the summer recess on Wednesday 12th September. Prior to this the BEFS Planning Taskforce met and discussed proposed amendments. From these discussions and further developments (continued submission of inter-related amendments), BEFS produced a Briefing for Stage 2 Day 1 discussions, provided to all Committee Members. Currently the agenda set for Committee discussions may be ambitious, so the alignment of Day 1 – and the discussion that occurred on Day 1 may not align.
BEFS predicts there will be some detailed debates in the Committee chamber before we see resolution on any number of issues.