Just a quick reminder of the demo outside the Parliament on Wed 28th Feb 12-2pm to kick off the series of the Planning Review Evidence Sessions where select community groups will get an opportunity to present to the Local Government and Communities Committee (LGCC) why the current planning system does not work for them.

As it happens, on the same day the developers who are pushing to build in the Cairngorms National Park are also in the Parliament, shmoozing with the Ministers over some lunch so there will be quite few people coming from Highlands and Islands to express their disapproval. It is totally unacceptable – if the National Parks are not safe from the destruction then nowhere is protected!! Green Belts, SSSIs, wild land and areas of outstanding natural beauty etc. are all fair game for the profit making developers. So get your banners ready and come down to Holyrood on the 28th to demand fairer planning and better protection of natural environment.

Also on the same day (coincidentally and conveniently but with no fancy lunch) Planning Democracy will be giving the evidence at the LGCC morning session from 9:30 so it would be great if as many people as possible turn up to watch from the galleries. ***UNMISSABLE for all the planning campaigners!!!

It is important to show a good presence in the public gallery during the LGCC evidence sessions on all the dates – 28th Feb, 7th, 14th & 21st March. If you can make any of those dates, call the Parliamentfor details and to book a place (week in advance, via Visitor Services, Switchboard on 0800 092 7500 or 0131 348 5000).

So put the date/s in your diaries and see you there.

Oh, and please share with your networks!!

Best wishes,


Daya Feldwick

Community Network Coordinator
Planning Democracy
Campaigning for a fair and inclusive planning system in Scotland
Charity no. SC041051

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