The Scottish Government has recently published its programme for implementing the provisions of the July 2019 Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 (asp 13).
This update will focus on the provisions of the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 including its provisions about a new development planning system; “Masterplan consent area schemes” (delivering regulatory approvals including planning permission) through the zoning of land; changes to the development management and planning enforcement regimes; the measures which aim to improve planning authorities’ performance and the establishment of an infrastructure levy payable to councils.
It will also address provisions which were not included in the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 such as appeals against the grant of planning permission.
The update will also provide:
a commentary about any recent Scottish Government planning policy, guidance and advice;
a review of recent court decisions (from both north and south of the border);
details about any noteworthy planning appeal decisions including those about “short stay commercial visitor accommodation” (including AirBnB properties) and planning obligations; and
updates about related areas of law (including land law and compulsory purchase including the work of the Scottish Land Commission)
Those attending this seminar will gain a better understanding of the legislative outcomes of the land-use planning reform review announced in 2015 and the issues relating to those outcomes; Scottish Government planning policy, guidance and advice, recent court decisions and Scottish Government planning appeal decisions