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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

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

09:30  Keynote Address

  • Making the Act work
  • NPF4 – what’s ahead?
  • ‘New normal’ and getting the new system up to deliver

09:50  Questions & Answers

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

10:20  Questions and Answers

10:30  Comfort Break

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

10:45  Inside Planning: Fleshing the Act into the service

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

11:05  Questions and Answers

11:15  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?

11:35 Questions and Answers

11:45 Comfort Break

Session Three: National to Local – Joining it all up

12:00  Achieving Coherence: National strategic, localised and local development planning
Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director - Place, Scottish Futures Trust

  • Joining up national and local – what is possible?
  • Whose plan is it anyway?
  • The purpose of place

12:20  Questions and Answers

12:30  Community Involvement and Local Place Plans: What will it really mean?
Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, PAS

  • What is meaningful community involvement?
  • Local Place Plans – modelling best practice
  • Delivering sustainable outcomes

12:50 Questions and Answers

13:00-13:05 Chair’s Closing Remarks


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