Streamlining Development Management


The consultation paper on the Scottish Planning Sytem asks us all to consider improvements to further streamline development management procedures. This recent Planning Skills series event reviewed three approaches that planning authorities are already applying to simplify procedures and improve use of staff resources. Please see the video presentations below and contact me at if you have any queries or would like more information.


1. Applying the Development Management Toolkit 

Gillian McCarney – East Renfrewshire Council

Download a copy of the Development Management toolkit here


2. The City of Edinburgh Council's experience of process improvements

Nancy Jamieson and Damian McAfee – City of Edinburgh Council

The Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here 



3. How information and communications technology is being applied by the Highland Council 

 Malcolm MacLeod – The Highland Council

The Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here




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