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Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee


Share your views on the National Planning Framework

We want to hear your views on how space, land and environments in Scotland should be designed and planned.

Background

The Scottish Government has published its fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4). It sets out how places and environments will be planned and designed in the years to come.

Read the NPF4

Read the Scottish Parliament Information Centere's blog on the NPF4

What the Parliament is Doing

Parliament has 120 days to report on the framework. The Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee has proposed joint scrutiny. This will allow several committees to share their knowledge of:

  • planning
  • climate change
  • rural affairs
  • the economy
  • health
  • equalities

The Committee wrote to the following committees proposing collaborative scrutiny:

  • Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee
  • Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee
  • Economy and Fair Work Committee
  • Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

The Committee wrote to the following committees informing them of its upcoming inquiry:

  • Social Justice and Social Security Committee
  • Public Audit Committee
  • Finance and Public Administration Committee

 

Timetable

2 November 2021

The Committee considered its approach to the inquiry at its meeting.

16 November

The Committee considered its approach to the inquiry at its meeting

Early 2022

The Committee will take evidence on the NPF4 in early 2022.


Your views

Now the Committee want to your views on these plans.

They want to know:

  • what does your ideal home look like and what surrounds it?
  • how can we design our environments to address climate change?
  • how do you use space to stay healthy and well?
  • how can planning encourage people to live in rural areas?
  • how can land and spaces best promote equality?
  • how can we use land and spaces to meet biodiversity targets?
  • They want to know your priorities for your environment and whether the NPF4 will deliver this.

The deadline is Monday 10 January 2022.

Give us your views


Tell us what would make the place you live the BEST PLACE #bestplace 

We want to hear your views on how the spaces where we live and work in Scotland should be designed and planned. We want to know— 

  • What does your best home look like and what surrounds it? 
  • How can we design our environments to address climate change? 
  • How do you use space to stay healthy and well? 
  • What would make it easier to live in rural areas? 
  • How can our places promote equality? 
  • How can we improve biodiversity targets? 

We want to know your priorities for your local area and beyond!

Send us your ideas

You can write, draw, computer generate or film a short clip of your vision for your best place. 

To send us your idea email [email protected] or tweet us at @SP_LocalGov. You can also contact the Scottish Parliament on Facebook or Instagram.

We will then look at whether the plans the Scottish Government have suggested for using space in Scotland match your priorities. 

We will also include your priorities in our report to the Scottish Government.

For information on how the committee will treat items sent to it, please read our privacy notice.


Meetings

The Committee considered its approach to the inquiry at its meetings on 2 November 2021 and 16 November 2021.

 

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