Reading Time: 6 minutes Last updated 18 April 2023 This blog considers the number of second homes in Scotland and the policy measures that affect them. Second homes are
Land, space and place: NPF4 and land use
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog looks at the relationship between Scotland’s Fourth National Planning Framework and other strategic land uses.
NPF4: Mainstreaming Climate Change?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction Published during COP26, the Draft Fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) provides a statutory strategy and framework for land use out to Scotland’s net zero
NPF4 and the nature emergency
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog discusses policies in the new draft Fourth National Planning Framework for biodiversity and nature recovery.
Draft National Planning Framework 4 – Hub for SPICe material
Reading Time: < 1 minute A central hub for SPICe blogs and briefings on the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4).
Draft National Planning Framework 4: The National Spatial Strategy
Reading Time: 5 minutes An overview of the national spatial strategy, and associated regional action areas,, set out in the draft National Planning Framework 4.
Scotland 2045: Draft fourth National Planning Framework – The role of the Scottish Parliament
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog provides an overview of how the National Planning Framework (NPF) has developed over the last 20 years, outlines the contents of the recently published draft NPF4 and details planned parliamentary scrutiny.
The New Climate Change Bill – A World Leading Ambition?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Last week (23rd May) the Scottish Government brought forward a Bill to keep Scotland at the “forefront of global ambition” on climate change. So, what
Guest Blog – The National Performance Framework
Reading Time: 4 minutes As with all guest blogs, what follows are the views of the author, Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy at the Carnegie UK Trust, and not those