Date lodged: 12 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to end the use of supplementary planning guidance and, if so, when.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 26 February 2019
The Planning (Scotland) Bill, which is currently before the Scottish Parliament, proposes to remove section 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. Planning authorities can currently adopt supplementary guidance under section 22 which would form part of the development plan for their area. It will remain open to planning authorities to use planning guidance in connection with their respective plans but changes proposed would mean that this guidance would not itself form part of the development plan.