Scottish Government Planning and Architecture Division (PAD)
What could Scotland look like in 2050? Planning our future.
The Scottish Government’s Planning and Architecture Division (PAD) oversees Scotland’s planning system including by developing and implementing national policy on planning and architecture. We want to make the best of Scotland’s many great places by guiding future development to the right places.
The quality of our cities, towns, villages and countryside is crucial for our economy, health and wellbeing. Planning is about improving the places where we live, work and play to make them distinctive, safe, pleasant, welcoming, adaptable, resource efficient and easy to navigate.
A review of our national planning policies will begin in spring 2019 after the Scottish parliament’s scrutiny of the Planning Bill has concluded. National Planning Framework 4 will set out where development and infrastructure is needed.
We will be working with the public and a wide range of public and private sector organisations as part of this review. Come and talk to us about:
- Your experiences of planning in Scotland.
- What people and places need from our planning system.
- Opportunities to get involved in shaping the long term future of Scotland’s places.
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