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Peter Hakes Chartered Town Planner and Environmental Consultant provides a Planning Legislation Update Service in England and Wales.
The Royal Town Planning Institute “The RTPI exists to advance the science and art of planning (including town and country and spatial planning) for the benefit of the public.”
Planning Aid for Scotland “Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is a unique and independent charity. We help people understand, engage with and benefit from the planning system.”
The Scottish Mediation Network “is working to embed mediation into the way that conflict and disputes of all forms are handled in Scotland.”
Scottish Government: Planning is the arm of government in Scotland responsible for maintaining and developing the law on planning; giving policy guidance and advice; approving structure plans; and making decisions on some major planning applications and all appeals.
The Scottish Parliament has responsibility for legislation affecting land use planning in Scotland.
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities “is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all Scottish councils.”