Call for ideas ahead of National Planning Framework 4

According to John Steinbeck, “ideas are like rabbits - you get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen".

The Scottish Government wants to hear your ideas on what the fourth National Planning Framework should look like.

This is a long-term plan for development and investment in Scotland. It will consider what Scotland should look like in 2050, set out national planning policies and guide future development.

There is a commitment to ensure that planning responds to the global climate emergency.
They are looking for ideas on:
• addressing climate change
• supporting our quality of life, health and wellbeing
• enabling development and investment to benefit everyone
• improving, protecting and strengthening the special character of places
• the infrastructure we need to plan and build for our long-term aspirations.

The call for ideas runs until 31st March. You may wish to respond yourself. We will also be submitting our thoughts on how the NPF4 can help deliver our vision for a happier, healthier Scotland where physical activity improves quality of life and wellbeing for all.

Investing in infrastructure and support for walking, cycling and public transport can increase economic growth and the vibrancy of the places where we live and work. It is also good value for money.
You can contact us if you want to make suggestions.

As part of the consultation there will be a roadshow with workshops around Scotland: Aberdeen, Aberfeldy, Aviemore, Buckie, Dumfries, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hawick, Helmsdale, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lerwick, Mallaig, Oban, Paisley, Rothesay, Stirling, Stornoway.   

Find out more about NPF4 and the associated events

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