Insight from Scottish solicitors will help to establish best practice and drive consistency in the application of planning obligations.

The Law Society of Scotland’s Planning Law Sub-Committee is inviting Scottish solicitors and interested stakeholders to share their views on the subject of planning obligations under section 75 (Planning Obligations) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (‘the Act’). 

The results of the consultation will be shared with the Scottish Government contributing to their review of the circular 3/2012.

Alastair McKie, the Law Society’s Planning Law Sub-committee convener, said: “Currently, there are inconsistencies in the practical application of planning obligations. The expert views gathered in this consultation, will shed light on current areas of uncertainty, help to establish the consensus on best practice and inform the Scottish Government’s work to drive consistency and reduce delays. We are always grateful to our members for taking time to share their views and look forward to working with the Scottish Government on this important initiative.”

Neil Langhorn, from the Scottish Government’s Planning and Architecture Division, said, “We’re very pleased that the Law Society is undertaking this consultation and look forward to hearing the conclusions, which will inform our own work on planning obligations and our planned review of Planning Circular 3/2012 next year.”

Further information and details of how to respond by the 3 February closing date can be found on the Law Society of Scotland’s website.

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