Digital Planning – September 2021

Scotland’s Digital Planning Transformation

Understanding the Benefits, Processes and Impacts

Webinar, 14 September 2021


In Spring 2021 the Scottish Government launched it’s Digital Planning strategy, which will be developed over 18-24 months. The new Digital Planning system will provide a single place to access services and information about planning and could generate up to 1,600 jobs in the construction and development sectors, and their supply chains, and bring economic benefits of as much as £200 million.

The Strategy establishes a framework of Five Missions, with set Goals and Priority Actions, which we believe together will digitally enable Scotland’s planning system:

  • Mission 1: Unlock the value of planning data
  • Mission 2: Deliver an end-to-end digital planning experience
  • Mission 3: Create the conditions for digital to flourish
  • Mission 4: Use digital tools to drive collaboration and engagement
  • Mission 5: Embed a culture of digital innovation

This ambitious vision of a world leading digital planning system is also underpinned by a £35 million five-year programme to that will help connect people with their places to deliver a prosperous, green and fair country can only be achieved through collaboration and partnership working, with all parts of the planning system working together.

With this level of investment currently available, and with the potential economic, environmental and societal benefits that will be generated, now is the perfect time for thought leaders and innovators in these fields to share their experiences, knowledge and best-practice with each other and with organisations that are perhaps less experienced in some of these fields.

This event is an ideal opportunity for planners, placemaking professionals, architects, local and national government officers, elected representatives at local and national level, communities, infrastructure providers, engineers and all other relevant stakeholders to engage with other thought leaders and potential partners.

A copy of the agenda for the event follows below and will be updated regularly. If you have any queries regarding the event please contact us via

Event Agenda:

10:00 Event start

Welcome and introduction from Chair – Petra Biberbach, CEO, PAS

Overview of Digital Transformation – Liz Pringle, Head of Digital Planning, The Scottish Government

The impact of digital planning for local authorities – Pam Ewan, Head of Planning, Fife Council and Chair, Heads of Planning Scotland 

A private sector planner’s perspective – Carolyn Wilson, Consents Team Manager, SSE Renewables 

Transforming the planning profession – Robbie Calvert, Policy, Practice and Research Officer, RTPI


12:30 Closing remarks for the Chair

12:35 Close

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