Views sought on how the planning system might deliver ‘thriving communities’

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Government, here: “As part of [the] implementation of National Planning Framework (fourth edition)(NPF4) – here – draft guidance has been prepared to support people to meet the majority of their daily needs within a reasonable distance of their home, preferably through active travel or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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