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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01613: Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 22 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to a statutory duty to include young people in the preparation of local development plans.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 8 August 2016

On 11 July 2016, the Scottish Ministers issued our response to the independent review of planning. The response states that we agree with many of the panel’s recommendations and outlines both the immediate and longer term actions we will take to bring about planning improvement and reform.

We are committed to working in collaboration with key stakeholders and will be setting up themed working groups to consider the options in more detail. This work will inform a White Paper, which we intend to fully consult on in Winter 2016.