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16/11/2018

First for Scotland as planning bill is amended to include statutory chief planners

Words: Roger Milne
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The Local Government and Communities Committee approves an amendment to the Planning (Scotland) Bill that will introduce statutory chief planning officers for councils.

This move was welcomed by the RTPI, which has been campaigning for the need for chief planning officers across the UK and Ireland.

The institute has highlighted that the head of planning is a member of the top management team in only 17 per cent of councils across the UK, even though planning is, like social services and education, a statutory function.

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