Planning Research

Current Information

Key Indicators for Territorial Cohesion and Spatial Planning

The European research project on Key Indicators for Territorial Cohesion and Spatial Planning (KITCASP), in which the Scottish Government is the lead stakeholder, is now drawing to a close and a draft Final Report has been submitted to the European Observation Network on Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON).  Interactive core indicator dashboards for the 5 stakeholder countries of Scotland, Ireland, Latvia, Iceland and the Basque Country can be found on the web site of Ireland’s All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO).  

The findings of the KITCASP project and opportunities for further international collaboration on indicators for spatial planning will be considered at a seminar in Glasgow between October 16 -18, 2013. 

Please contact Graeme Purves for more information by either e-mail or call him on 0131 244 7533.

The table below includes Planning specific and Planning related research projects.

Follow these links for a complete listing of:

Policy Subject

Title

Development Management

Processing Planning Applications for National and Major Developments - Research Report

 

Processing Planning Applications for National and Major Developments - Main Findings

Economic Development

The Potential of Development Charges in The Scottish Planning System

 

Funding Public Services and Infrastructure in the New Economic Context – Case Study of the Ontario Development Charges System (Report of Churchill Fellowship)

Environmental Protection

Quantitative Greenhouse Gas Impact Assessment: A Tool For Spatial Planning Policy Development: Phase 1 - Feasibility Report

 

Focus Groups to Test Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Guidance - Research Findings

 

The Planning Response to Climate Change

General Permitted Development

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

 

Permitted Development Rights for Microgeneration Technologies on Non-Domestic Buildings RF 55/2010

  Permitted Development Rights for Microgeneration Technology on Non-Domestic Properties: Analysis of Consultation Responses
  Extending Permitted Development Rights for Domestic Wind Turbines and Air Source Heat Pumps: Analysis of Consultation Responses
  Extending Permitted Development Rights for Domestic Wind Turbines and Air Source Heat Pumps: Summary of Analysis of Consultation Responses - Research Findings
  Permitted Development Rights: Domestic Wind Turbines and Air Source Heat Pumps
 

Householder Permitted Development Rights: Analysis of Consultation Responses - Dec 2009

Mediation in Planning

Mediation in Planning Pilot Project Output Paper - Aug 2011

Mediation in Planning Case Studies - Aug 2011

Mixed Use Development

The Contribution of Housing, Planning and Regeneration Policies to Mixed Communities in Scotland

Barriers to Delivering Mixed Use Development Report

Barriers to Delivering Mixed Use Development Summary

Barriers to Delivering Mixed Use Development Learning Point 45

Planning And Environmental Appeals

Directorate For Planning And Environmental Appeals (DPEA) - Customer Satisfaction Survey 2010-11

Planning Reforms

Review of Fees for Planning Applications

Planning Tools

Resourcing a High Quality Planning System - March 2011

  Resourcing a High Quality Planning System - Research Findings - March 2011
  Tool to Assess the Impact of EU Directives on UK Planning Policies - Full Report - July 2012
  Tool to Assess the Impact of EU Directives on UK Planning Policies - Summary Report - July 2012
  Tool to Assess the Impact of EU Directives on UK Planning Policies - Case Studies - July 2012