Planning

LINK’s Planning Group works to ensure that the Scottish land use planning system contributes to a more environmentally sustainable society.

LINK’s Planning Group works to ensure that the Scottish land use planning system contributes to a more environmentally sustainable society.

The Planning Group has a number of active members, a full list is shown below.

Convener

Clare Symonds

Vice-Convener

Charles Nathan (RSPB)

Staff liaison

Anne Funnemark

Contributions

The Group contributed to the Independent Panel’s review of the planning system and engaged with the Planning Bill. It supports Planning Democracy’s campaign for an Equal Right of Appeal for communities.

Latest News

Scotland’s environment community urge Scottish Government to take a transformative approach to planning

22 Feb 2021

Scotland’s new National Planning Framework (NPF4) needs to take us to net-zero and support nature’s recovery – but transformative change is lacking in the Scottish Government’s Position Statement   Scottish Environment LINK members are calling on the Scottish Government to develop a NPF4 that truly delivers the transformative change needed for Scotland to secure its […]

Scotland’s Nature Network

02 Dec 2020

One of the best ways to deliver transformational change is not only powerful, it can be easily delivered. A Scottish Nature Network helps focus effort and resources toward improving the ecological health of Scotland’s natural assets and helping tackle the climate and nature emergency.

For Peat’s Sake

17 Jun 2020

During the Covid-19 lockdown many people have started to garden more. It is a good thing to see sales of vegetable seeds soaring, so much so that they have been hard to find. Initially, at least, it was also difficult to obtain other necessary garden products and I struggled to get hold of peat-free compost. […]

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