The independent review of the planning system reported in May 2016. In January we published Places, People and Planning, setting out an integrated package of proposed improvements to planning. Consultation on these proposals closed on 4 April 2017 and an independent analysis of the consultation responses has since been published.
Taking into account the wide range of views on the proposals, the Scottish Ministers have published a position statement which sets out the changes that they are considering taking forward. The accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report looks at the likely impact of the proposals.
Why We Are Consulting
We are required to assess, consult and monitor the likely impacts of our plans on the environment. We are, therefore, inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report and the Position Statement.
There is no need to restate views already expressed in relation to Places, People and Planning as these have been, and will continue to be, taken into account as we move towards finalising the actions to be taken.