We believe introducing a Third Party Right of Appeal would be a significant first step towards delivering an accessible, equitable and effective planning system in Scotland. An extended right of appeal must be a key part of the wider programme of modernisation of the planning system.
Scotland can do much more to meet the climate challenge. Members of Scottish Environment LINK propose 11 measures.
The establishment of the new Scottish Parliament in 1999 brought not only new political institutions to Scotland, but also new aspirations and expectations of what might be achieved through the devolution settlement. Certainly the principle of devolution, and the specific powers vested in the Parliament, meant that it could address issues of importance to Scotland … Read More »
Although a small nation, Scotland has a comparatively large proportion of north-west European seas. Scotland is therefore a major stakeholder, with significant responsibility for conservation of the marine biodiversity and protection of the livelihoods of coastal communities, not only of Scotland but also of Europe as a whole. The second term of the Scottish Parliament … Read More »
The aim of this one day conference was to help Scottish Business across all sectors become more competitive by identifying and assessing some of the current trends and indicating how Government could facilitate a shift towards sustainability to reflect some of the above opportunities. There were around 90 attendees and, whilst few businesses attended, many … Read More »
Although we appreciate that the report marks the end of the LRPG’s consultation process and invites no further response at this stage, we feel it might be helpful to summarise some of the reactions to its content which have emerged at subsequent discussions within LINK. Including: Countryside and Natural Heritage Issues, Land ownership and stewardship, … Read More »