Scottish planning revamp pushes 14 major schemes

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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The Scottish Government has launched a “new vision” for planning in the country which highlights 14 major developments.

The National Planning Framework 3 (NPF3) and Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) will shape long term economic development in areas such as transport, town centres, energy and infrastructure.

NPF3 confirms the Government’s support for 14 large-scale national developments listed below.

Planning minister Derek Mackay said: “Today is a watershed for planning in Scotland – this revised planning policy will deliver improvements that will benefit the nation for decades to come.

“NPF3 confirms our support for 14 national developments that will drive economic growth, champion our most successful places, and support changes in areas where, in the past, there has been a legacy of decline.”

The 14 national developments contained within the new national planning framework are:

1. Ravenscraig

2. Dundee Waterfront

3. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Network and Thermal Generation

4. High Voltage Energy Transmission Network

5. Pumped Hydroelectric Storage

6. Central Scotland Green Network

7. Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership

8. National Long Distance Cycling and Walking Network

9. High Speed Rail

10. Strategic Airport Enhancements

11. Grangemouth Investment Zone

12. Freight Handling Capacity on the Forth

13. Aberdeen Harbour

14. National Digital Fibre Network

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