Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments

Closed 31 Mar 2022

Opened 17 Dec 2021

Overview

Open spaces, green infrastructure and outdoor places to play are key components in successful placemaking, helping to create pleasant, liveable, healthy and resilient communities. Considering access to quality open space, green infrastructure, and play opportunities as a key part of placemaking can help realise our ambitions for delivering 20 minute neighbourhoods.

The Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 introduced new duties on planning authorities to prepare and publish an Open Space Strategy, and to assess the sufficiency of play opportunities in their area for children.

The Act outlines the purpose of Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments, and gives Scottish Ministers powers to prepare regulations, concerning a range of detailed aspects around their content and preparation and engagement requirements. This Consultation Paper discusses the proposed provisions and seeks views on both sets of draft regulations.

Read the consultation paper - Consultation on Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments Regulations

Open Space Strategies and Play Sufficiency Assessments Regulations -  Impact Assessments

Why your views matter

Consultation is an essential part of the policymaking process. This consultation seeks feedback from those who will use the legislation, plus other interested parties and the wider public. Both sets of regulations will be finalised taking account of the views gathered through the public consultation.

Interests

  • Building and Planning