The Town Centre Action Plan (November 2014) sets out various actions  to bring a focus on town centres. One of its themes is Proactive Planning  and seeking simple, encouraging and pro-active planning policy  to support vibrant town centres. The Scottish Government  committed in the Action Plan, that we would “identify  pilots with interested planning authorities who wish to  consider collaboration and test approaches which could  help simplify planning processes in town centres

Read more about the Town Centre Planning Pilots

Case studies and ‘How To Guides’ about the Town Centre Planning Pilots are now available here:

Borders Towns – Gap Analysis - How to Guide

Elgin  - Food and Drink Trail – Case Study

Fife Reducing Planning Obligations to attract town centre investment– Case Study

Fife: ‘Stitch in Time’ – Case Study

Glasgow – Pay day lending and betting shops – collecting evidence – Case Study  

Govan Central Action Plan  – Case Study

Grantown-on Spey – Providing a platform for local stakeholders to take forward ideas for the town centre  – How to Guide 

Hamilton – Ready, Steady, Gallop! – Town Centre Event– Case Study

Kirkcaldy Town Centre Design & Development Framework - How to Guide

Perth –  City of Light Action Plan –  Delivering Sustainable Lighting – How to Guide 

Perth – Proactive land assembly enabling enhancements to Perth town centre – promotion of Compulsory Purchase Order – How to Guide 

Renfrew Town Centre Simplified Planning Zone  - How to Guide

Walkinverness – Wayfinding - How to Guide 

West Dunbartonshire – Planning Guidance on Pay Day Loans and Betting Shops – How to Guide   

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