New regulations that provide for the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans (LPPs) have been laid in the Scottish Parliament.
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… aim is to significantly enhance engagement in development planning, effectively empowering communities…
Scottish Construction Now writes:
The Scottish Government said the Town and Country Planning (Local Place Plans) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 are an important part of the legal framework for the development of LPPs.
Section 14 of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 amends the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 to introduce a new right for communities to produce LPPs for their places, with scope for these plans, or parts of them, to become a part of the Local Development Plan (LDP).
Proposed regulations will cover all of Scotland, however, they are permissive in nature. The aim is to significantly enhance engagement in development planning, effectively empowering communities to play a proactive role in defining the future of their places by setting out their proposals for the use and development of land.