This is the second in a series of briefing notes on the Planning (Scotland) Bill, which aims to strengthen and simplify the Scottish planning system. This note shifts our focus to development management and the changes to the planning application and decision-making processes.
Life, business and the law
The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interestings aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.
Latest articles from Peter Ferguson
This is the first in a series of briefing notes on the Planning (Scotland) Bill, introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 4 December 2017. The proposals in the Bill are far reaching and will have a significant impact on the operation of the planning system
On the 29th June 2017, the Scottish Government published its Positon Statement on the proposed reform of the land use planning system in Scotland and a related Strategic Environmental Assessment Report.
It is vital for property owners and tenants to know when it is necessary to obtain planning permission to change the use of their property. Failure to obtain necessary permissions can have severe financial effects but the planning rules are not always straightforward. Here, Peter Ferguson, head of Planning at Harper Macleod, guides us through the regulations.
Scottish planning fees to increase; changes to planning obligations; review of performance & other changes
Local Government and Planning Minister Derek Mackay has announced a package of measures to further reform planning in Scotland. The measures are designed to speed up the updating of local development plans, streamline certain processes in the planning system and to extend permitted development rights.