Forthcoming changes in Planning Legislation in Scotland

From Steven Stewart:

The Scottish Government has described 2020 as a “massive year for planning in Scotland.”

To kick things off it has launched a new website: Transforming Planning. A ‘one stop shop’ for information on its programme of planning reform, which includes changes to legislation, national planning priorities and policy.

Central to this programme of reform is the continuing implementation of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019.

In September last year, the Scottish Government published its programme for implementation of the Act. This anticipates the implementation of most of the Act by early 2021. Indeed, some measures have already been put in place.

Before the next round of commencement on 1 March 2020, it is worth taking stock of where we are.

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