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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12464: Adam Tomkins (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the judgment of the Supreme Court to the case of Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority v Elsick Development Company Limited.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 14 November 2017

The Scottish Government will consider the implications of the Supreme Court decision as we take forward the review of planning. In consultations leading up to the introduction of the forthcoming Planning Bill, we have proposed introducing an enabling power for an infrastructure levy to support the delivery of strategic infrastructure. In addition, as part of planning reform we propose to review existing guidance to identify where improvements or clarifications can be made.