Future National Developments for Scotland, 2008 to 2020 Advance information for communities.
This map is an indicative preview, produced by Scottish Environment LINK, showing the possible contents of the Scottish Executive’s next National Planning Framework (NPF). The NPF is a powerful new statutory framework-plan for Scotland, to be consulted on in 2008, and will determine how the nation’s infrastructure will be developed over the next 10-20 years (see map opposite). The Scottish Executive could use new legal powers (as proposed in the Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill) to decide that any of the types of developments shown are of sufficient national importance (designated ‘National Developments’) to go ahead in principle, as part of a fast-tracked system of approval.