Planning law

Consultation on proposals for a Better Regulation Bill

This consultation sets out proposals for potential elements of the proposed Better Regulation Bill. The Bill aims to improve further the way regulations are applied in practice across Scotland, by better defining national expectations and standards and the context for local variations.

A consultation on the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill

This consultation sets out a range of ideas designed to meet the aims of the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill: to support communities to achieve their own goals and aspirations through taking independent action and by having their voices heard in the decisions that affect their area.

Consultation on Miscellaneous Amendments to the Planning System 2012

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft legislation for a number of refinements and amendments to the procedures on development management, schemes of delegation, local reviews and appeals.

Consultation on the General Permitted Development Amendment Order

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft legislation for a number of refinements and amendments to the non-domestic elements of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO).

Scottish Government consultation on fees for planning applications 2012

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regulations that set out a new fee structure and level for planning applications in Scotland.

Development plan examinations consultation 2012

The Scottish Government is committed to a plan-led system. Up to date and relevant development plans are intended to provide certainty for investors and communities alike and to form the context for decisions on planning applications.

Development delivery consultation 2012

This consultation paper represents stage 1 of the Scottish Government's consultation process on development delivery. The purpose of this consultation is to garner views on the efficacy of current processes in delivering development; and to invite views on proposals that could assist the delivery of development and infrastructure.

Legal challenges to decisions by public authorities under the Public Participation Directive 2003/35/EC

This consultation seeks views on proposals for new rules of the Court of Session to regulate the award of protective expenses orders in judicial review cases and statutory reviews in the Court of Session of decisions of public authorities falling within the scope of the Public Participation Directive 2003/35/EC.