Complete the survey around barriers to community engagement in the Scottish planning system

News story posted: 15/12/2016

A new survey has been launched, looking at the barriers to community engagement in the Scottish planning system. The survey is seeking views on how community involvement in the planning process can be encouraged, diversified, and strengthened


Yellow book, along with the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and Nick Wright Planning, have been commissioned to investigate the factors which inhibit communities, young people and other seldom-heard groups from engaging in the planning system.


An independent review of the Scottish planning system (May 2016) commissioned by the Scottish Government recommended that actions should be taken to ensure that community involvement in planning for place is fairer and more inclusive.


A White Paper is due to be published in early 2017 outlining proposed changes to the planning system – including tackling barriers to greater involvement in planning, taking account of measures contained in the Community Empowerment Act and the Land Reform Act.


SCDC, Yellow book, and Nick Wright Planning, jointly hosted three discussion sessions in different locations across Scotland in November and have now created this survey to gather the views of more people.


The survey will help the team to complete their research and test ideas and key messages emerging from the independent review of the Scottish planning system.


To have your say, please follow this link and complete the survey by Friday 23rd December 2016 - www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7VXLRW5


If you have any questions please contact Andrew Paterson at SCDC.


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