LINK briefing for Stage 3 of the Planning (Scotland) Bill. This briefing sets out LINK Planning Group views with respect to the amendments required to ensure that the Planning Bill delivers and inclusive, sustainable plan-led approach in Scotland. June 2019.
The LINK Planning Group has prepared its briefing for the Stage 1 Debate on the Planning (Scotland) Bill taking place on 29 May 2018. The full briefing can be accessed here.
Scottish Environment LINK members have prepared a Stage 1 Briefing on the Planning Bill. This can be accessed here.
On 19 March, the Minister for Local Government and Housing sent a letter to Bob Doris MSP, Convener of the Local Government and Communities Committee on the issue of Equal Rights of Appeal in response to the oral evidence that had been provided to the Committee in the context of its ongoing scrutiny of the Planning … Read More »
A briefing by Scottish Environment LINK’s Planning Group for Members’ Business S5M-10364, in the name of Monica Lennon MSP, on ‘Incinerators, Public Health and Planning in Scotland’, 14 March 2018
The Planning Task Force welcome the news that there is to be a root and branch planning review. We understand that the independent planning review panel will meet for the first time on the 13th October 2015. This briefing sets out a number of elements that we think must be incorporated into the scope of … Read More »
LINK broadly supports both consultation documents on SPP and NPF3. The SPP should require planning authorities to give significant weight to SNH’s Strategic Locational Guidance for Onshore Wind when making planning decisions. The new SPP should make it clear that unconventional gas extraction projects should not be consented unless environmental, health and climate concerns can … Read More »
LINK written evidence to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee covering planning; regeneration; local government, sustainability and Scotland’s environment.
Scottish Environment LINK Planning Task Force is concerned that the Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill, as it currently stands, will not deliver the objective of greater public involvement and confidence in the planning process. There are amendments being proposed at Stage 3 that could rectify this. This legislation offers a rare opportunity to set the framework … Read More »
Comments on the proposed updating of National Scenic Areas, through amendment of the Planning, etc (Scotland) Bill. Many of the critical land use changes which can affect landscape do not require planning permission. It is essential, therefore, to achieve the stated aims of NSAs, that an integrated management approach is taken which includes consideration of … Read More »
LINK remains concerned about the National Planning Framework (NPF), sustainable development and lack of meaningful public participation…
Written submission to the Scottish Palriaments Communities Commitee to support LINKs oral evidence at Stage 1 of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill.
The Bill contains many useful proposals, but will remain a missed opportunity unless a number of omissions are addressed, in particular: The absence of any opportunity for individuals or communities to challenge the National Planning Framework; The failure to meaningfully address issues surrounding public participation in the planning system, most notably the inability of third … Read More »
Myth 1: TPRA would add significantly to delays in the planning system Myth 2: TPRA would add to the cost of the planning system Myth 3: TPRA would create a ‘meddler’s charter’ Myth 4: TPRA would be a deterrent to investment in the economy Myth 5: TPRA would undermine local democracy Myth 6: TPRA would … Read More »