At the beginning of October, the Scottish Government’s Chief Planner announced an update on the Scottish Planning Review’s progress. Details of the ‘Planning Bill Timetable’ were laid out and the first Planning Bill is expected to be introduced to Scottish Parliament by the end of 2017. The Bill is expected to be scrutinised, amended and voted upon by members of Parliament at the start of next year, before the Bill is to be passed in June 2018.
The 2017 Budget has serious policy decisions for the Golden Triangle area between Oxford, Cambridge and London, with significant ramifications across housing, transport infrastructure and planning policy.
The project team behind the rejuvenation of the Kings House Hotel has been hugely encouraged by the response to its public information forum which was held on Saturday in St Mary’s Church Hall in Glencoe.
On 30 November, the RTPI London is holding its Annual Summit at the Museum of London, which aims to explore issues affecting the London Planning community, the London Plan, ‘Good Growth’ and best practice across the Capital.