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Informal interactive online events to raise awareness and share views about the Draft NPF4

National Planning Framework 4 - Consultation Events Feb/March 2022

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National Planning Framework 4: Consultation Events

Registration is now open for Draft NPF4 online events during February and March, facilitated by Kevin Murray Associates (KMA) and Planning Aid Scotland. The purpose of the informal, interactive sessions is to raise awareness and share views about the Draft NPF4, in order to inform and support the preparation of responses to the consultation, which closes on 31 March 2022.

Further information will be provided prior to each session and reservations can be made through the Eventbrite links below. Places are available on a first come, first served basis and we would appreciate if organisations are proportionate in securing places in order to ensure a wide variety of views can participate. If you have any issues regarding booking please e-mail us at scotplan@gov.scot.

Each session will focus on a specific action area, or policy theme from Draft NPF4:

Action area discussions:

Wed 23 Feb, 4.30 – 6pm – Southern Sustainability
Tues 1 March, 12.30 – 2pm - Central Urban Transformation
Tues 8 March, 4.30 – 6pm - North and West Coastal Innovation

Policy themed discussions:

Thurs 17 Feb, 4.30 – 6pm - Liveable Places
Thurs 24 Feb, 12.30 – 2pm - Productive Places
Thurs 3 March, 4.30 – 6pm - Distinctive Places
Thurs 10 March, 4.30 – 6pm - Sustainable Place

Community Councils may wish to consider registering for an event that focuses on a theme or action area that is relevant to a proposed national development identified by the draft NPF4 for their area.  A map of the proposed national developments is available within the draft NPF4 and here. The proposed national developments with associated action areas and themes are listed below:

1 Central Scotland Green Network: Action Area - Central Urban Transformation: Themes: Liveable Places, and Sustainable places
National Walking, Cycling and Wheeling Network: All Action Areas: Themes: Liveable Places, and Sustainable places
Urban Mass/Rapid Transit: Action Areas - North East Transition, and Central Urban Transformation: Themes: Liveable Places, and Sustainable places
Urban Sustainable, Blue and Green Drainage Solutions: Action Area - Central Urban Transformation: Themes: Liveable Places, and Sustainable places
5Circular Economy Materials Management Facilities: All Action Areas: Themes: Liveable Places, and Sustainable places
Digital Fibre Network: All Action Areas: Themes: Liveable Places, and Sustainable places
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Islands Hub for Net Zero: Action Area - North and West Coastal Innovation: Themes: Productive Places, and Sustainable Places

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Industrial Green Transition Zones: All Action Areas: Particular focus on Action Areas - North East Transition, and Central Urban Transformation: Themes: Productive Places, and Sustainable Places

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Pumped Storage Hydro: All Action Areas: Particular focus on Action Areas - North and West Coastal Innovation, and Northern Revitalisation: Themes: Productive Places, and Sustainable Places

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Hunterston Strategic Asset: Action Area - Central Urban Transformation: Themes: Productive Places, and Sustainable Places

11Chapelcross Power Station Redevelopment: Action Area - Southern Sustainability: Themes: Productive Places, and Sustainable Places
12Strategic Renewable Electricity Generation and Transmission Infrastructure: All Action Areas: Themes: Productive Places, and Sustainable Places
13Strategic Renewable Electricity Generation and Transmission Infrastructure: All Action Areas: Themes: Productive Places, and Sustainable Places
14Clyde Mission: Action Areas - Central Urban Transformation, and Southern Sustainability: Themes: Distinctive Places, and Sustainable Places
15Aberdeen Harbour: Action Area - North East Transition: Themes: Distinctive Places, and Sustainable Places
16Dundee Waterfront: Action Area - Central Urban Transformation: Themes: Distinctive Places, and Sustainable Places
17Edinburgh Waterfront: Action Area - Central Urban Transformation: Themes: Distinctive Places, and Sustainable Places
18Stranraer Gateway: Action Areas - Central Urban Transformation, and Southern Sustainability: Themes: Distinctive Places, and Sustainable Places

Current Consultations

Draft National Planning Framework 4 - closing 31 March 2022 
Local Development Planning - Regulations and Guidance - closing 31 March 2022
Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments - closing 31 March 2022

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