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Irene Beautyman
Planning for Place Programme Manager

Tel. 07908 930763

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Trevor Moffat

Project Officer

Tel. 07834 516824

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The Planning Skills Series supports the learning and development needs of our members through a series of events, webinars and recorded training sessions. Members are fully involved in determining priority development needs and how best to meet those needs through on-going dialogue and support.


Scottish Government aspirations for a more "visionary profession" within planning (Places, People and Planning) looks to culture change and improvements to current practice as key contributors to planning realising its full potential. In response, it is felt that the Planning Skills Series should develop to include:


  • the promotion of more collaborative learning with other sectors and agencies, and
  • lead practice across Scotland as a key element for more experiential learning.


This is reflected in the ongoing Planning Skills Series events that examine where lead practice on collaborative working is already taking place".


  • West Dunbartonshire is looking to improve the quality of its new places through the introduction of a Design Forum, and
  • City of Edinburgh Council is developing a more in-depth understanding of local government finance to enable delivery of their Local Development Plan


Members are encouraged to contribute thoughts to these or future topics.

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