A Guide to the Use of Mediation in the Planning System in Scotland

A Guide to the Use of Mediation in the Planning System in ScotlandA Guide to the Use of Mediation in the Planning System in Scotland

 

This Guide has been
prepared in association with
The Scottish Government by
Core Solutions Group, Edinburgh
www.core-solutions.com

March 2009
© Crown Copyright

 

1. Introduction

 
Purpose of this Guide

 
The purpose of this guide is to help those involved in the planning system in Scotland to
understand how mediation can be used to enhance the planning process. The guide is
designed to be a practical resource for a wide audience including:

 
• planning authorities
• applicants/developers
• statutory consultees and other agencies
• third parties (individuals, communities and non-government organisations)
• planning consultants and other professional advisers

 
Context

 

The guide sits in the context of the Scottish Government’s agenda to modernise the planning
system and its priority to promote increased sustainable economic growth. Recent legislation
and ongoing reforms to improve the speed and quality of the planning system and increase
community involvement can make an important contribution to achieving this objective.
Greater use of mediation in planning is in line with the shared commitment to positive culture
change in planning and the Government’s desire to encourage more effective collaboration
within Scotland to realise the country’s full potential, balancing inclusion with efficiency.
The 2005 White Paper ‘Modernising the Planning System’ identified mediation as a tool which
could help improve the speed and quality of the planning process. Mediation can be viewed
as complementary to current procedures and decision-making, adding value not an extra
layer.

 

A Guide to the Use of Mediation in the Planning System in Scotland

 

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