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


09:25  Chair’s Opening Remarks
Allan Lundmark, Board Member, Eildon Housing Association

Session One: The Strategic Picture and Implementation – Where are we now?

09:30  Keynote Address
Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Scottish Government

09:50  Question and Answer Session

10:00  Delivering a Coherent Strategic Approach
Stefano Smith, Director, Stefano Smith Planning

  • Delivering on Plan Led Strategies
  • What should effective planning, decision-making and delivery look like?
  • Planning and coronavirus recovery

10:15  Question and Answer Session

10:25  Comfort Break

Session Two: Shaping Coherent Planning Services – Addressing internal and external drivers

10:40  Inside Planning: Fleshing the Act into the service
Fiona Clandillon, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust 

  • Balancing an effective system of fees and performance
  • Chief Planning Officer
  • Professional development and resourcing

10:55  Delivering on Housing: An acid test for the new Act
Dr John Boyle, Director of Research & Strategy, Rettie & Co

  • What does housing need?
  • The new Act and its relationship to housing delivery
  • Where next?

11:10 Questions and Answers

11:25 Comfort Break

Session Three: National to Local – Joining it all up

11:40  Achieving Coherence: National strategic, localised and local development planning
Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director - Place, Scottish Futures Trust
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  • Joining up national and local – what is possible?
  • Whose plan is it anyway?
  • The purpose of place

11:55  Community Involvement and Local Place Plans: What will it really mean?
Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS
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  • What is meaningful community involvement?
  • Local Place Plans – modelling best practice
  • Delivering sustainable outcomes

12:10 Questions and Answers

12:25-12:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Allan Lundmark, Board Member, Eildon Housing Association

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