Consultation responses


HOPS Response to Pre-Application Consultation (Nov 2020)

HOPS Response to Permitted Development Rights (Nov 2020)

HOPS Response to Scottish Planning Policy and Housing: Technical Consultation on Proposed Policy Amendments (Nov 2020)

HOPS Response to the NPF4 Housing Technical Paper (May 2020)

HOPS NPF4 Call for Ideas Response 2020

HOPS consultation response to the Scottish Governments Housing to 2040: consultation on outline policy options (February 2020)

HOPS consultation response to the Scottish Governments proposed programme for reviewing and extending permitted development rights in Scotland (January 2020)


HOPS consultation response to the Scottish Government on Short Term Lets (July 2019)

HOPS consultation response on the new National Public Health Body ‘Public Health Scotland’ (July 2019)

HOPS Letter to MSPs on Stage 3 of the Planning Scotland Bill (April 2019)


HOPS Response to the Local Government and Communities Committee Call for Evidence on the Planning (Scotland) Bill (February 2018)
Call for Evidence
Topic Papers – Additional Information to the Call for Evidence

HOPS Response to the Finance and Constitution Committee on the Planning (Scotland) Bill – Financial Memorandum (January 2018)
Financial Memorandum


HOPS Paper on the Potential Financial Implications of the Proposals to be Set Out in the Planning Bill (updated October 2017)
Financial Implications

HOPS Response to the Scottish Government Consultation: Socio-Economic Duty, (September 2017)
Socio-Economic Duty

HOPS Response to the Scottish Government Position Statement (August 2017)
Position Statement

HoPS Response to the Scottish Government Consultation: Places, People and Planning, (April 2017)
Places People and Planning

HOPS Paper on Permitted Development Rights (April 2017)
Permitted Development Rights

HoPS Paper on Shared Services (February 2017)
Shared Services

HoPS Paper on Fees and Performance (February 2017)
Fees and Performance


HoPS Vision Statement for the Review of the Scottish Planning System (Dec 2016)
Vision Statement

HoPS response to the Draft Guidance on Net Economic Benefit (May 2016)
HoPS – Response to the Draft Advice on Net Ecomonic Benefit

HoPS response to the Draft Housing and Infrastructure Guidance (March 2016)
HoPS – Response to Housing & Infrastructure March 2016


HoPS Submission to Ecomony, Energy and Tourism Committee (May 2015)
HoPS Response to the Inquiry into the Security of Supply of Electricity

HoPS Response to Public Petition PE1534 (January 2015)
HoPS Response to Petition on the Rights of Appeal


HoPS Submission to Local Government and Regeneration Committee (February 2014)
HoPS submission for LGR Committee


HoPS response to draft SPP (June 2013)
SPP response

HoPS response to MPF3 Main Issues Report (June 2013)
NPF3 response

Joint Position Paper with HoPS & COSLA on Renewable Energy (May 2013)

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