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Policy and Research

RTPI Scotland aims to lead thinking in how planning can create great places for people. We do this by:

  • responding to policy consultations from Scottish Government, agencies and other organisations
  • discussing planning issues with policy makers including Ministers, MSPs and Civil Servants
  • undertaking research on Scottish planning issues

Consultations Under Consideration

We welcome Members' inputs to our policy responses.  If you are interested in contributing please contact us at

  • Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee call for evidence on Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill | Deadline 23 August
  • Scottish Government Discussion Paper - Developing an Environment Strategy for Scotland | Deadline 24 August

@rtpiscotland : Life in 7 monochrome pics. Day 7. No explanation no humans. Challenged by @LochLomondCEO Nominate @ConvenorRTPIS 21/07/2018 - 12:27

@rtpiscotland : RTPI member @susanclaris has an excellent piece in The Guardian on the need for businesses to encourage and support… 20/07/2018 - 05:35

@rtpiscotland : Round up of planning news across Scotland in the last week from @ThePlanner_RTPI 20/07/2018 - 05:31