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Scottish planning bill introduces chief planning officers

Words: Laura Edgar
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The Scottish Parliament has passed the Scotland (Planning) Bill, which includes a provision for the introduction of statutory chief planning officers.

There is now a four-week period for legal objections to be raised. If none are raised or four weeks pass, the presiding officer writes to the Queen enclosing the bill and a royal warrant for signature in order for it to receive royal assent.

The passing of the bill follows three days of discussion on the 223 amendments tabled in advance of the stage 3. Planning minister Kevin Stewart