Morning, Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to discuss the implementation of reforms to Scotland’s planning framework and their potential impact on the delivery of infrastructure projects.
It will be an opportunity to consider the implications of the Scottish Government’s Planning Bill, and to consider what further action might be taken to create an ‘infrastructure first’ planning system - focusing on proposals to strengthen the National Planning Framework and replace Strategic Development Plans with a wider form of regional partnership working.
Attendees will also examine the challenges for better aligning community and spatial planning - looking at the extent to which the proposed reform of Local Development Plans and the introduction of Local Place Plans are likely to have a significant impact on the involvement of citizens in decisions - and how these policies might interact with the recommended expansion of Simplified Development Zones.
Further sessions will discuss the potential introduction of a new, localised infrastructure levy and how this may affect the planning system moving forward, amid uncertainty around the rate at which it will be set and which organisations will be liable.