Thursday, 14 February 2013

News round up - National

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The draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 will be laid in Parliament on February 1, 2013.
If approved by Parliament these regulations would come into force on April 6, 2013.
The effect of the regulations is to increase planning application fees by approximately 20 per cent.

Amendments to Planning legislation: Amendments highlighted in November 29 alert, now approved and which come into force on February 2, 2013 - further details of legislation. These changes relate to:
  • The removal of pre-application consultation requirements from applications for changes to conditions
  • And the ability to agree extension to the period for determination on applications for local development delegated to an officer for decision
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Stakeholder satisfaction survey
You are invited to take part in the Planning and Architecture Division stakeholder satisfaction survey.  
We are striving to provide the best service possible to all our stakeholders and would appreciate feedback on your experience. The survey, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete, asks for your views on the quality of service provided by Planning and Architecture staff. The results will be used to inform our service improvement plan for 2013/2014.

The survey will be open until March 1, 2013.    

Archive Information on Additional Resources for Panning Authorities - Wind Turbine Applications - Assessment of Bids
In June 2012 Scottish Ministers recognised that some authorities were dealing with a significant number of applications for wind turbines which was placing a burden on the local planning system. Following engagement with COSLA and Heads of Planning Scotland, officials invited bids from planning authorities for additional funds to assist them in dealing with wind turbine planning applications.  
Case studies
Do you know any examples of good practice in planning? Sharing your positive experiences can help others across the country to work more effectively, and ultimately, can help to improve the efficiency of the planning system in Scotland.

Planning and Architecture Division (PAD) - Introductory Events
PAD will be hosting more two day sessions to help stakeholders gain a better understanding of the role of the Scottish Government in planning. Further information is available in an outline. If you are interested in attending please e-mail Iain McLeod.

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Major Applications

A handy update for anyone in the area 

19 FEBRUARY 2013

This report provides a summary of all cases within the ‘Major’ development category 
currently with the Planning and Development Service for determination. This includes
those already submitted for determination and those future applications that  have
submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN). 
While not planning applications, the report also details proposals submitted under s36
or s37 of the Electricity Act 1989 i.e. wind farms over 50MW or hydro power stations 
over 1MW on which the Council is consulted or significant applications for power lines; 
proposals that carry with them a deemed planning permission if approved by Scottish 

Recommendation - That the current position of these applications is noted