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Question ref. S6W-02663
Asked by: Paul McLennan, East Lothian, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 3 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35396 by Kevin Stewart on 1 March 2021, what steps it is taking to ensure that developments that may have the effect of worsening the climate emergency and reported nature emergency are not included in National Planning Framework 4.

Current status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 9 September 2021


Answer

We will lay the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) in the Scottish Parliament this autumn and will consult widely on it. We recognise that we need to act now to reduce emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and to protect, restore and better connect Scotland’s biodiversity.

Our approach to NPF4 will ensure that climate change and nature recovery are at the heart of the new spatial strategy.