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Consultation puts economic growth at forefront

Planning Minister meets business sector to discuss planning system.
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Welcome to SMB Planning | SMB Planning Ltd.

Welcome to SMB Planning | SMB Planning Ltd. | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

SMB Planning Ltd is a town planning and development consultancy based in Alloa, and operating throughout Scotland.

We are a fully qualified chartered town planning consultancy with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the planning system in Scotland.

We can provide professional planning advice and expertise to developers, private organisations, public bodies and individuals on a wide range of development types.

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Scottish Young Planners CPD and Networking Event

Scottish Young Planners CPD and Networking Event | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Shepherd and Wedderburn and the Scottish Young Planners' Network invite you to join us for a discussion on significant planning case law over the past 12 months, the EIA Regulations - one year on, and Section 75 Agreements - what planners need to know. The seminar will be followed by the opportunity to network over a glass of wine.

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Scottish Government Boost For Windfarm Applications

Scottish Government Boost For Windfarm Applications | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Planning authorities are getting a £300,000 boost to help deal with soaring amounts of applications to build wind farms.

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The Information Daily.com - Planning reforms will help Scottish economy grow

The Information Daily.com - Planning reforms will help Scottish economy grow | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

In a statement delivered to parliament last week, Planning Minister Derek Mackay stressed the importance of the planning system in creating sustainable economic growth for Scotland.

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Scottish government issues official wind farm planning guidance

Scottish government issues official wind farm planning guidance | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The Scottish government has today issued a new set of guideline best practices for wind farm planning applications, designed to speed up the planning process and make it ...

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Overhaul of planning system may deter development, warns FSB - Management - Scotsman.com

Overhaul of planning system may deter development, warns FSB - Management - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish Government proposals to overhaul the country’s planning system could discourage development and may not improve local councils’ planning performance, small business leaders warned yesterday.
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Argyll and Bute planning policy blamed for population decline | Herald Scotland

Argyll and Bute Council has hit out at a new survey of housing in the Highlands and Islands which blames its planners for "population decline and low housing construction."

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Planning: Good, Evil or Just Tedious?

Planning: Good, Evil or Just Tedious? | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

At the end of April, Planning Minister Derek Mackay published draft proposals for the third National Planning Framework (NPF3) and the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP).  These proposals could have significant impacts on what Scotland considers important and how it will look in the coming years.  Consultation is open until July 23rd on a series of questions in both proposals.

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Caithness Business Index :: Article : Way Forward Agreed for Planning

Caithness Business Index :: Article : Way Forward Agreed for Planning | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Agreement on further planning reforms in Scotland has been reached following discussions between Local Government Minister Derek Mackay, Cosla leaders and other key stakeholders this afternoon.   Mr Mackay announced a package of measures to speed ...
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Fear planning limbo putting marine environment at risk

Fear planning limbo putting marine environment at risk | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

SCOTLAND'S marine environment is at risk from the impact of billions of pounds worth of green energy projects after the Government delayed publication of new planning guidelines for almost two years, it has been claimed.

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Scottish Government initiates major planning review

The Scottish Government has announced it is to begin a major review of the country's planning policy and will produce a third version of its National Planning Framework (NPF)....
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Scottish Government Provides Guidance For Wind Planning Applications

The Scottish Government has launched guidance designed to make planning applications for wind energy developments run more smoothly for developers, planning...
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Council's wind farm ban blown out

Council's wind farm ban blown out | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A ban on new wind farm developments cannot be imposed by Moray Council while it updates planning policy, the Scottish government says.
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An Audience with Paul Farmer

A Scottish Young Planners Network event

 

Come along and hear about issues facing young planners in the USA from Paul Farmer, Chief Executive Officer, American Planning Association.

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