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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04971: Rachael Hamilton (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.