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Planning Skills Series


Irene Beautyman
Planning for Place Programme Manager

Tel. 07908 930763

Email Irene


Trevor Moffat

Project Officer

Tel. 07834 516824

Email Trevor

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. For example:


  • West Dunbartonshire  looking to improve the quality of its new places through the introduction of a Place and Design Panel
  • City of Edinburgh Council is developing a more in-depth understanding of local government finance to enable delivery of its Local Development Plan
  • Local authorities across Scotland are exploring new ways to improve delivery, through partnership working between community and spatial planning staff


Summaries and videos from our events and webinars are available below.


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


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