MacKay Hannah

Implementing Scotland's New Planning Act: Where are we now and what happens next?


0830-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Session One: The Strategic Picture and Implementation - Where are we now?
0935-0955 Keynote Address - The Act, NPF4 and getting the new system up and running
0955-1010 Question and Answer Session
1010-1030 Delivering on Plan Led Strategies - Getting to spatial rather than appeal based decisions
Stefano Smith, Director, Stefano Smith Planning
1030-1050 How Should Planning, Decision Making and Delivery Work at Full Implementation?
1050-1110 Question and Answer Session
1110-1130 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Shaping Coherent Planning Services - Addressing internal and external drivers
1130-1150 What Should an Effective System of Fees and Performance Look Like?
1150-1210 The Role of the Chief Planning Officer Under the Act
1210-1230 External Determinants of Planning Quality - Plans, plan absence, implementation timing and resources
1230-1250 Question and Answer Session
1250-1350 Lunch 
1350-1355 Chair's Welcome Back
Session Three: National to Local - Joining it all up
1355-1415 Achieving Coherence - National strategic, localised and local development planning
Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director - Place, Scottish Futures Trust

SFT_Scotland UrbScotland

1415-1435 Community Involvement and Local Place Plans - What will it really mean?
Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS

PAStweets  Biberbach

1435-1455 Delivering on Housing - An acid test for the new Act
Dr. John Boyle, Director of Research & Strategy, Rettie & Co


1455-1515 Question and Answer Session
1515-1520  Chair's Closing Remarks

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Wide range of speakers at a key time of legislative change.

Jamie Macvie, Orkney Islands Council,
Planning in Scotland Conference, October 2017

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