Solicitors and other interested parties have been asked to share their experience of good practice in relation to planning obligations – the terms often agreed between planning authorities and developers in exchange for a grant of planning consent.

The Law Society of Scotland's Planning Law Subcommittee is seeking to identify an evidence base to support good practice in relation to obligations covered by s 75 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, with a view to minimising some areas of uncertainty and reducing delays.

It intends to publish a summary of the outcome of the consultation, and report its findings to the Scottish Government which is undertaking a review of the relevant planning circular.

Participation in the consultation will enable the Society to establish whether there is broad consensus on a range of important practical issues concerning planning obligations. 

Click here for further information and to access the consultation document. Views are invited by 10am on Monday 3 February 2020.