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National Planning Framework 4 – Hawick – community events
25th February 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scottish Government’s Planning and Architecture Division are just about to begin developing the next National Planning Framework (NPF). This is a long-term strategy for Scotland setting out policies and proposals for the development and use of land out to 2050. Key issues for the next NPF include: housing (particularly for older and disabled people), health and well-being, equalities, rural re-population, biodiversity, and of course climate change. NPF4 will have the status of the development plan for planning purposes. This is a change to the current position and will mean that its policies will have a stronger role in informing day to day decision making. NPF4 will also be an important document for communities as they prepare any Local Place Plan.
We are keen to seek the views of a wide range of people – members of the public, community and amenity groups, professionals, planners, developers etc, across the whole of Scotland. We are looking for people’s views on the future development of Scotland and how they think planning can help in realising their aspirations.
We plan to run a community focussed event in Hawick on 25 February 2020 at Hawick Town Hall.
We will hold an informal drop-in session from 1 – 2 pm. This will be followed by a workshop between 2pm – 4pm.
You can book a place at the workshop online here – https://www.transformingplanning.scot/national-planning-framework/get-involved/.