04. As an early priority, we will examine current planning authority approaches to aligning planning and infrastructure investment to inform whether further advice on this is required

Implementation Lead(s): Scottish Government; Planning Authorities; Key Agencies;

Locations: All Scotland

Further reading:
Planning for Infrastructure Research Project
A Guide to Development Viability
Development Delivery and Viability (report)
The Potential of Development Charges in the Scottish Planning System (report)

Environmental Mitigation: None identified

Ongoing Activity and Milestones:
The Planning for Infrastructure Research Project, , commissioned by the Scottish Government was published in August 2015. The research was informed by the views of planning authorities across Scotland, the development industry, agencies and utility providers. The report’s recommendations focus on scope to improve practice, and highlight a range of challenges and opportunities for more joined up working across public and private sectors. Building on the research project, on February 17, 2016, Draft Planning Delivery Advice on housing and infrastructure was published. The main purpose of the advice is to facilitating the delivery of housing and infrastructure and to assist in the preparation of development plans.

2014 – Examine current practice aligning planning with investment in strategic and other infrastructure.

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