Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 is the principal piece of legislation governing the use and development of land within Scotland.[1] The act's forerunner was the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act of 1972.

The 1997 act is supported by various pieces of subordinate legislation, such as the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Order 1992, the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992, and the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997.

More recently, and following a white paper on Modernising the Planning System,[2] the Scottish Parliament passed the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006, which sought to amend certain parts of the 1997 Act; including development plan preparation, development control, now known as development management in Scotland,[3] and enforcement. These changes came into force on 3 August 2009 and amended the 1997 Act, which still remains the principal planning act in Scotland.

One change brought in by the 2006 Act was the formation of a Strategic Development Planning Authority to prepare a strategic development plan in each of the four city regions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See paragraph 3 of "SPP1: The Planning System". Scottish Government. Retrieved 6 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Modernising the Planning System: Consultation Document". Scottish Government. Retrieved 6 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Development Management" as outlined in Part 3, Section 3 of the "Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006". OPSI. Retrieved 6 May 2008.

External linksEdit