In September 2015, an independent panel was appointed by Scottish Ministers to review the Scottish planning system. The panel were tasked with bringing together ideas to achieve a quicker, more accessible and efficient planning process.

The report of the panel, “Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places”, and a statement from the panel were published on 31 May 2016.

View Empowering Planning to Deliver Great Places

View the Planning Review Panel Statement

The Scottish Government is now considering the recommendations put forward by the panel and will publish its response in due course.

The report and further background information about the review is available at 

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