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Streamlining the planning system

Planning Minister Derek Mackay has this week outlined plans to improve efficiency and streamline the planning system, including linking increases in fees to improved performance by planning authorities.

In a statement to Parliament, he launched a series of consultations and measures to take planning forward following the comprehensive reform of the Scottish Planning System in 2006.

Mr Mackay launched the following consultations:

  • Fees for Planning Applications
  • Development Plan Examinations
  •   Development Delivery
  • Amendments to non-domestic elements of permitted development
  • Miscellaneous Amendments to the Modernised Planning System

A consultation briefing will be available for members shortly. The consultations run until 22 June 2012.  

The following documents have also been published:

  • Planning Reform – Next Steps
  • National Planning Framework for Scotland 2 – Monitoring Report

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