Morning, Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will provide a timely opportunity for key stakeholders to discuss the implementation of reforms to Scotland’s planning framework and its potential impact on the delivery of infrastructure projects.
It is scheduled to follow the expected passage of the Scottish Government’s Planning Bill.
Delegates will consider policy priorities needed to achieve The Scottish Government’s vision of an ‘infrastructure first’ planning system, with particular reference to proposals contained in the Planning Bill for a strengthened National Planning Framework and the replacement of Strategic Development Plans with a new form regional partnership working.
Planned sessions will also examine the implications of policies aimed at aligning community and spatial planning. They will also discuss the extent to which the proposed reform of Local Development Plans and introduction of Local Place Plans are likely to have a genuine impact on the involvement of citizens in decisions about their local communities and how these policies might interact with the recommended expansion of Simplified Development Zones.
The agenda looks at the future of funding for the planning system as it affects infrastructure projects, with a focus on provisions in the Planning Bill related to the potential introduction of a new localised infrastructure levy, including uncertainty around the rate it will be set and which organisations are likely to be liable.