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21/02/2019

Lack of planning resources puts new Scottish infrastructure at risk

Words: Laura Edgar
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RTPI Scotland has warned that large-scale infrastructure projects in Scotland are at risk if the planning system is not adequately resourced.

The institute’s director for Scotland Craig McLaren told a Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee that there was a 25 per cent decrease in planning staff between 2009 and 2017.

He also said there had been a 40 per cent cut in real terms in planning service budgets.

McLaren noted the Scottish Government’s own estimates that show 0.38 per cent of loc.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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