Partnership Working

HOPS works in partnership with a wide range of other bodies and stakeholders to ensure that a full understanding of the issues affecting the planning system within Scotland are addressed and seeks to influence the policy agenda for these bodies.

Collaboration with other professional groups in local government, particularly with SCOTS (transport) and SLAED (economic development), will be pursued in areas where joint working will be of mutual benefit.  HOPS welcomes the recent work by the Improvement Service to promote and develop such joint working.

The organisations that HOPS works with include, but are not limited to;

  • Scottish Government
  • Local authorities
  • Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE)
  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Society of Chief Officers of Transportation (SCOTS)
  • Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development (SLAED)
  • Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)
  • Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • The Royal Incorporation of Architects (RIAS)
  • National Health Service Scotland (NHS)
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
  • Transport Scotland
  • Scottish Water
  • Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
  • Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS)
  • Sport Scotland
  • Marine Scotland
  • Improvement Service
  • PAS formerly Planning Aid Scotland
  • Homes for Scotland
  • Scottish Planning Consultants Forum
  • Scottish Property Federation
  • The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)


Updated 20/6/19

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