PEOPLE are being asked to help shape how the planning system might deliver “healthy, thriving and ‘connected’ communities”.
Says the Scottish Government, here: “As part of [the] implementation of National Planning Framework (fourth edition)(NPF4) – here – draft guidance has been prepared to support people to meet the majority of their daily needs within a reasonable distance of their home, preferably through active travel or by using public transport.
“The local living and the ’20-minute neighbourhood’ concepts contained in NPF4 will help the planning system to deliver sustainable and resilient places, deliver ‘net zero’ [carbon emissions] ambitions, reduce social isolation, promote active travel, and provide access to green space.”
A consultation exercise has a deadline of July 20, here. The consultation questions are primarily about to what extent NPF4 meets its brief.
Pictured: The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland
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