Scotland’s NPF4 ‘Call for ideas’: Analysis of responses

logoIndependent analysis of responses to the call for ideas to inform the preparation of a new National Planning Framework (NPF), launched in January 2020, is now available.

Scottish Government writes:

The National Planning Framework (NPF) is a long-term plan for Scotland that sets out where development and infrastructure is needed to support sustainable and inclusive growth. The current framework – NPF3 – was published in 2014 and the Scottish Government has now begun a process of review and preparation of a new framework – NPF4…..

…. a Call for Ideas on NPF4 was launched on 9 January 2020, including a roadshow with workshop sessions in locations across Scotland. Individuals and stakeholders were invited to participate in workshop sessions and/or make a written submission. Workshops had to be curtailed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, by which point 13 locations around Scotland had been visited.

The Scottish Government’s Transforming Planning website provides a wide range of resources to support the NPF4 development process, including the early engagement stage.

While any ideas could be submitted, the Scottish Government noted that they were particularly interested to hear thoughts on five key issues namely:

  • What development will we need to address climate change?
  • How can planning best support our quality of life, health and wellbeing in the future?
  • What does planning need to do to enable development and investment in our economy so that it benefits everyone?
  • What policies are needed to improve, protect and strengthen the special character of our places?
  • What infrastructure do we need to build to realise our long-term aspirations?

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This report provides a detailed analysis of the responses that were received to the call for ideas. An Executive Summary report has been published separately and is available to view.

See Transforming Planning

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