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NPF3 will reflect ambition of Scotland, says planning minister | 3 October 2012

The third edition of Scotland’s National Planning Framework (NPF) will reflect the country’s ambition to become a hub of economic growth, according to planning minister Derek Mackay.

In a speech to the Scottish Parliament, Mackay claimed the new NPF would make it simpler for businesses to apply for planning permission and easier for communities to have their say about new infrastructures.

According to egovmonitor.com, the document presents details about 14 national developments of strategic importance to Scotland as well as an overall strategy for the expansion of Scotland over the next 18 years.

It is hoped that this will help more businesses to operate in Scotland or invest in additional commercial space.

According to property-magazine.eu, Mackay said: “Over our lifetimes almost every single one of us will be engaged in the planning process in one way or another. I want the third National Planning Framework to reflect Scotland’s ambition, to realise Scotland’s opportunities for economic growth and to create more successful and sustainable places.

“This will contribute to supporting Scotland’s economic recovery, particularly through the transition to a low carbon economy.”

Last week, Mackay launched the NPF3 participation statement, which details how Scottish residents can offer their opinions on new planning policy.

Written by Joe Elvin on behalf of Qube Global Software

While posted by Qube Global Software all views expressed are not necessarily those of the company. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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