Aberdeen City and Shire - Strategic Development Planning Authority

Get in touch:
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Phone: 01224 664626
Email: team@aberdeencityandshire-sdpa.gov.uk

Scottish Government Engagement on National Planning Framework 3

The National Planning Framework (NPF) is a strategy for the long-term development of Scotland's towns, cities and countryside. The NPF is about shaping Scotland's future and is concerned with how Scotland develops over the next 20 years and how to make that possible. The NPF identifies key strategic infrastructure needs to ensure that each part of the country can develop to its full potential. The National Planning Framework sets the context for development planning in Scotland and provides a framework for the spatial development of Scotland as a whole.

The Scottish Government is holding a series of events around Scotland as work starts on the preparation of a new National Planning Framework for Scotland. These offer the opportunity to contribute ideas at an early stage in the process, with consultation on a Main Issues Report taking place in March 2013.

An open public drop-in event is planned for Wednesday 14 November 2012 in Aberdeen:

Wednesday 14 November 2012, 3-7pm
Carmelite Hotel
Stirling Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6JU

MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/1p2c0


The SDPA is working with partners to consider potential national development submissions. A report was considered at the last meeting of the SDPA (9 November 2012 - Agenda) which suggested exploring three potential additional national development proposals (Carbon Capture and Storage, Harbour development at Aberdeen and Peterhead / A96 Dual Carriageway). The potential for a regional food park was also raised at the meeting. If anyone is thinking of making additional proposals to the Scottish Government, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your ideas. The deadline for submissions to the Scottish Government is 14 December 2012.


Further Information:

National Planning Framework 2 was published in 2009.

More information on the National Planning Framework for Scotland and the preparation of NPF3 is available from the Scottish Government website -




12 November 2012