Mediation in Scottish Planning – what happens now?
22nd October @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
On 20 June 2019, the Scottish Parliament passed the Planning (Scotland) Bill, bringing in a range of reforms to the planning system. Notably, the new Bill introduces mediation into the planning system for the first time. As the Bill awaits Royal Assent over the summer, work now begins on defining how this will work in practice, considering where in the system and under which circumstances mediation can be most effective.
PAS and Scottish Mediation are jointly hosting a one-day conference on 22 October to explore how mediation in planning will work, from a practitioner perspective (planners and mediators), a community perspective and what opportunities this will create for planning in all relevant sectors.
Following the event, we will produce a summary of key points from the day, indicating what needs to happen to make mediation effective within the planning system, with the intention of helping to inform future guidance and secondary legislation.
The event will take place in Edinburgh (venue to be confirmed at a later date). Discounted places are available for Scottish Mediation members, PAS volunteers and community councils/groups.
Please note that registration is from 9.30 and the conference will start at 10am.
For further information and booking please click HERE