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Local Place Plans consultation

June 8, 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation relating to proposals for regulations on the content, preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans (LPP's).

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The right for community bodies to prepare their own LPPs is a new opportunity being added into Scotland's planning system. LPPs form part of the Government's wider work on planning reform including steps to reduce conflict, improve community engagement and build public trust in planning matters. They have the potential to achieve a significant improvement in the way that people get involved in the planning system and influence the future development of their areas.

The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 introduces the legislative framework for the introduction of LPPs into the Scottish planning system. This provides that some of the detailed administrative arrangements for the development, preparation, submission and registration of LPPs be set out in regulations. This consultation, which runs until 25 June 2021, seeks views on proposals for the regulations needed to implement the LPP provisions. It also seeks views on the impact assessments in relation to the proposals. The results of the consultation will assist the Scottish Government in finalising regulations for the introduction of LPPs into the Scottish planning system. We expect these regulations to come into force in late 2021.

You can keep up-to-date on the planning reform programme, including consultations and new legislation, at: www.transformingplanning.scot/planning-reform/

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