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  1. planning aid for scotland unique national charity helping people engage with planning impartial & independent not part of Scottish Government or any Local Authority volunteer-based use volunteers’ expertiseto promote engagement far-reaching aim to improve public & professional engagement skills

  2. what we do advice • free advice on all planning matters • independent & impartial • for individuals/community groups • facilitating & capacity building • volunteer-led, by qualified planners your volunteer talked me through what was required & pointed me in the right direction you are running a wonderful & much needed service

  3. planning advice information on any aspect of planning ... planning applications appeals & inquiries development plans influence how your area will change policies & procedures environmental matters enforcement ... hundreds of enquiries every year

  4. what we do training • for communities • Community Council Training • Development Plan engagement • Development Plan Examination Training • Seldom-heard groups • for professionals • Elected Members Training • Mediation Skills • Facilitation Skills • Engagement Skills • Engaging seldom-heard groups different tools for different audiences

  5. www.planningaidscotland.org.uk

  6. The Planning System and Development Plans development - new buildings, changes to use and appearance of existing buildings and other changes in the way land is used

  7. Objectives for this session • Why we have a planning system • The importance of Strategic Development Plans and Local Development Plans within the planning system • The crucial role of Community Councils in Development Plans

  8. purpose of planning main purposes of planning include: allocating land: homes, jobs, schools, etc. transport: meeting our desire for mobility heritage: conserving and enhancing our heritage environment: protecting and improving our built and natural environment promoting sustainable economic growth Planning guides the future development and use of land Planning is about where development should happen, where it should not and how it interacts with it’s surroundings The planning system operates in the long term public interest (Scottish Planning Policy, 2010)

  9. what the government does • National Planning Framework 2 • long-term vision to 2030 • spatial development • identifies “national developments” eg new Forth bridge • NPF 3 – currently under preparation • Law, Policy & Guidance • 1997 & 2006 Planning Acts • Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) - currently under review • Planning Advice Notes (PANs) • Circulars • “called-in” applications • determines appeals (national & major) • e-planning

  10. what local authorities do • development planning • development management • enforcement • supplementary guidance • determine local reviews • consult members of the public & other stakeholders • e-planning statutory consultees Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Historic Scotland etc. Community Councils

  11. influence on land-use the Development Plan concise ... map-based ... up-to-date ... public involvement ... focused on delivery

  12. strategic development plan • prepared by strategic development planning authority eg Glasgow and Clyde Valley • “vision statement” & “spatial strategy” • looks up to 20 years ahead • must be updated every 5 years • regard to National Planning Framework & other strategies • regard to views of all stakeholders including, community councils & public • proposals map – key infrastructure

  13. strategic development plan • prepared by strategic development planning authority eg Glasgow and Clyde Valley • “vision statement” & “spatial strategy” • looks up to 20 years ahead • must be updated every 5 years • regard to National Planning Framework & other strategies • regard to views of all stakeholders including, community councils & public • proposals map – key infrastructure

  14. local development plan • prepared by local authorities • spatial strategy & vision statement • must be updated every 5 years • to focus on major proposals for next 10 years • regard to NPF, government policy & SDP • proposals map & policies • supplementary guidance • regard to views of all stakeholders

  15. local development plan Accessible on Glasgow City Council website: • Proposed Local Development Plan • Location maps • Background papers on specific topics (e.g. Greenbelt, water, historic environment, meeting housing needs etc.) • Environmental Assessment information • How to make a representation

  16. local development plan - preparation process March 2014 Development Plan Scheme information 2009 – 2011 Early stakeholder engagement main opportunities for stakeholder input Oct 2011 Main Issues Report May 2014 Proposed Plan representations Strategic Environmental Assessment Modifications? if outstanding objections End 2014 / early 2015 Examination Summer 2015 Approval / Adoption legal challenge? Monitoring / 5 yearly replacement action programme

  17. development plan scheme • must be updated annually • timetable • participation statement • innovative consultation expected • updates on preparation of supplementary guidance • find out what is happening when

  18. Proposed Local Development Plan Scottish Ministers expect the Proposed Plan to represent the planning authority’s settled view as to what the final adopted content of the plan should be. This stage should not be used to ‘test the water’: new or controversial elements of plan content should already have been aired at the Main Issues Report stage (at least as options). government looking for active public involvement at this stage

  19. The Role of Community Councils • Community Councils will receive • Link to the Proposed Plan • Guidance on how to respond • Links to the background and technical reports (on Glasgow City Council website)

  20. relevant planning advice notes PAN 47 • statutory consultee • community councils should aim to be closely involved in development plan preparation • role of key stakeholders • confirmation of formal community council role PAN 3/2010

  21. Remember! Get involved in development plan preparation Contribute to the Proposed Local Development Plan Keep involved throughout the process

  22. Over To You How will you find out what your communities think? Do people know where to get information and how to respond? How to increase the community’s response to the Proposed Plan?