The planning system in Scotland is going through a period of change guided by legislative reform and a wider desire to improve ways of working. Heads of Planning Scotland (HOPS) recognises the representative role we have and the part we can play in driving and implementing change at national and local levels.
HOPS approaches this improvement agenda through three strategic objectives:
- re-positioning planning
- resourcing planning
- streamlining and simplifying planning
We seek to work collaboratively with our partners in national government, in local government and in other stakeholder organisations.
This business plan details more about our priorities and our ways of working to represent senior planning officers in Scotland’s local, national park and strategic planning authorities.