Scotland Policy Conferences

We are continuing to organise full-scale virtual conferences which retain all the features of physical seminars, including full programmes, presentations with slides, panel discussions and live delegate questions and comments sessions, person-to-person and group networking, and a permanent record provided to all delegates afterwards. New events are coming on to our conference programme all the time, so there are plenty of opportunities to join us if you haven’t already, from wherever you are.
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Next steps for planning policy and land use in Scotland - NPF4, serving needs of communities, system modernisation, and the role in net-zero

February 2022

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

This conference focuses on the National Planning Framework 4.

It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss NPF4 at a key stage, as the Government consults on the draft Framework.

We expect discussion to focus on the scope and ambition of NPF4 - on the use of town centres, investment criteria alongside social and environmental value, and supply of housing land - and the impact on Scotland’s infrastructure plans and rural planning policy.

Delegates will consider the issues in the context of developments such as the Bute House Agreement and Transforming Places Together: Scotland’s Digital Strategy for Planning.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Tom Arthur MSP, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth; and Hamish Trench, Chief Executive, Scottish Land Commission.

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from The Scottish Government; Transport for Scotland; the DIT; and HMRC.

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles