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Substantial changes were made to Scotland's planning system through The Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006, and followed up by a range of regulations, orders and supporting guidance. Most of the changes happened during 2009, covering:
To complete the reform of the statutory planning system, we will bring forward new legislation during 2011 to make Permitted Development rights more proportionate and so allow for resources to be directed where most needed in the planning service.
We carried out a review of the changes to development management, appeals and enforcement one year after the changes to the system were implemented. See the summary report and the full report which detail our findings and set out our next steps to act on the outcomes from the review.
This review did not extend to the new development planning processes, which operate to a longer timescale; but we do continue to monitor progress on this key element of the modernised system.
Planning Circular 1/2009 - Development Planning
A Guide to the Planning System
Planning Circular 4/2009 - Development Management Procedures
Delivering Planning Reform
Planning Circular 5/2009 - Hierarchy of Developments
Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 explanatory notes
Planning Circular 6/2009 - Planning Appeals
List of planning legislation
Planning Circular 7/2009 - Schemes of Delegation and Local Reviews
2006 Act Not yet commenced
Planning Circular 10/2009 - Planning Enforcement
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