Date lodged: 23 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide specific policy advice for planning authorities to assist in considering planning applications for crematoria.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 7 December 2016
Following the report of an Independent Panel earlier this year, we will publish a consultation paper on potential changes to the planning system in Scotland in the next few weeks. Following that consultation we will bring forward proposed changes to the planning system, including a Planning Bill. This will be supported by updated planning policy in due course, and planning policy on crematoria will be considered in the next iteration of Scottish Planning Policy.