Planning Consultations

Closed Consulations prior to December 2009, except the Scottish Planning Policy consolidation which appears at the foot of this page, are avaliable on The Scottish Government Consultation page.

NPF 3

Call for Candidate National Developments

The NPF can designate “national developments”, which are in the national interest.  14 were identified in NPF2.  The criteria will be used to evaluate proposals for national development status: 

A Proposal Form (word version) is provided for interested parties to use to suggest  projects which are deliverable, and which they consider to be nationally important.  Proposal forms should also be submitted for the existing national developments, should those taking them forward feel that they will also be relevant to NPF3.  Completed forms should be returned by Friday December 14, 2012.

A NPF3 resource pack contains a Questionnaire and associated map with the Respondee Information Form is also available

SPP (Scottiah Planning Policy)

The Scottish Government is committed to encouraging interest and involvement in the preparation of the SPP.  Interested parties can participate in the review in a number of ways: 

A policy on architecture and placemaking for Scotland: public consultation 2012: To inform the future shape of policy in this area and help us to consider how our architecture and places can help provide a better quality of life and better position Scotland on the world stage. As a starting point for discussion, the paper considers 4 key themes around which the policy could contribute and asks a set of 12 related questions. Responses were sought by September 7, 2012.

Fees for Planning Applications 2012 - This consultation will seek views on draft regulations that set out a new fee structure and level for planning applications in Scotland. Consultation Closed

Fees for Planning Applications 2012 Analysis of Consultation Responses Main Report

Fees for Planning Applications 2012 Consultation Findings

Responses to Consultation on Fees for Planning Applications 2012

Development Delivery Consultation 2012 -  The purpose of this consultation is to garner views on the efficacy of current processes in delivering development; and to invite views on proposals that could assist the delivery of development and infrastructure. Consultation Closed

Development Delivery Consultation 2012 Analysis of Consultation Responses Main Report

Development Delivery Consultation 2012 Consultation Findings

Responses to the Development Delivery Consultation 2012

Development Plan ExaminationsThe Scottish Government is committed to a plan-led system.  Some stakeholders have expressed concerns about their experience of the revised examination process for development plans. This consultation seeks views on how that examination process is operating and on a range of possible options to improve the process. Consultation Closed

Development Plan Examinations Consultation 2012 Analysis of Consultation Responses Main Report

Development Plan Examinations Consultation 2012 Consultation Findings

Responses to Development Plan Examination Consultation 2012

Miscellaneous Amendments to the Planning System 2012 -This consultation follows  on from that in  2010/2011 on the same area and will include detailed legislative proposals for change. the issues covered include pre-application consultation requirements, neighbour notification and the advertising of planning applications and council interest cases. Consultation Closed

Miscellaneous Amendments to the Planning System 2012 Analysis of Consultation Responses Main Report

Consultation on Miscellaneous Amendments to the Planning System 2012 Consultation Findings

Responses to the Consultation on Miscellaneous Amendments to the Planning System 2012

Consultation on the General Permitted Development Amendment Order 2012 -  Following form previous  consultation in 2011, we are now consulting on draft legislation to amend aspects of the general permitted development order. Consultation Closed

General Permitted Development Amendment Order 2012 Analysis of Consultation Responses Main Report

General Permitted Development Amendment Order 2012 Consultation Findings

Responses to the Consultation on the General Permitted Development Amendment Order 2012

Consultation on Non-Domestic Elements of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992
This consultation paper is concerned with planning legislation which exempts certain development from the need for an application for planning permission (Often referred to as Permitted Development Rights (PDR)). Responses were sought by July 1, 2011

Consultation on Extension of Permitted Development Rights and Changes of use to Finfish and Shellfish Developments
This consultation seeks views on proposals to allow fish farm operators to make a number of minor changes to their farms without needing to obtain localauthority planning permission . Responses were sought by June 17, 2011.

Guidance on the use of compulsory purchase: a consultation paper - Comments on this consultation paper were sought by May 6, 2011.

Guidance on the use of compulsory purchase: consultation responses

Guidance on the Use of Compulsory Purchase: An Analysis of Consultation Responses

Amendments to the Modernised Planning System: Consultation Paper - Comments on this consultation paper were sought by January 28, 2011 .

Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Planning Procedures - Consultation Responses

Amendment to the Modernised Planning System Consultation 2010-11: Analysis of Responses

Householder Permitted Development Rights: Consultation Paper - Comments on this consultation paper were sought by January 14, 2011

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 Householder Permitted Development Rights: Consultation Responses

Permitted Development Rights for Microgeneration Equipment on Non-Domestic Properties - The following documents were part of this Consultation:

The consultation responses for the Permitted Development Rights for Microgeneration Equipment on Non-Domestic Properties are now available here.
Overview of Responses to Initial Proposals and Minutes of Meetings with Industry regarding the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

Resourcing a high quality planning system - Consultation Paper

Resourcing a high quality planning system - Consultation Responses

Resourcing a high quality planning system - Analysis of consultation responses

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 2010: Consultation Paper

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 2010: Consultation Responses

Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations 2010 - Consultation Report

Consultation on Planning Obligations and Good Neighbour Agreements Regulations 2010 - Consultation Paper

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) - Consultation Paper

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) - Consultatation Responses

Tree Preservation Orders (TPO) - Analysis of consultation responses

Extending Permitted Development Rights For Domestic Micro-Wind Turbines and Air-Source Heat Pumps - Consultation Paper

Extending Permitted Development Rights For Domestic Micro-Wind Turbines and Air-Source Heat Pumps -
Consultation Responses

Extending Permitted Development Rights For Domestic Micro-Wind Turbines and Air-Source Heat Pumps -
Analysis of Consultation Responses

Permitted Development Rights For Domestic Micro-Wind Turbines and Air Source Heat Pumps Consultation - Consultation Paper

Permitted Development Rights: Domestic Micro-Wind Turbines's and Air Source heat Pumps Consultation Responses

Scottish Planning Policy - Proposed Policy Changes Consultation
Scottish Planning Policy - Proposed Policy Changes: Consultation Responses
 

Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) Consultative Draft
Consolidated Scottish Planning Policy: Consultation Responses