There is a perception that people are not interested in planning and yet our conference is filling up fast with people attending from literally all over Scotland. We have spoken to an awful lot of them, and most are coming with a sense of dissatisfaction about how planning works for people. Alex Neil has said that the Scottish Government’s position is that the Scottish planning system operates effectively in balancing competing considerations in planning. We disagree and believe he is not listening to the voice of the public who feel that the system is strongly out of kilter, that favours developers, that too often works against the public interest.
See here for the details of speakers and workshops at our conference. There are still a few places if you want to register this week.
Come and join the increasingly loud voice who are calling for a change in Scottish planning