Welcome to Geddes Consulting Community Consultations
Public events allow individual members of the public, community groups and stakeholders to learn more about proposals for development projects which are at the pre application stage and provide feedback. This is a statutory requirement if the Scottish planning system. In 2022, the Scottish Government updated its guidance on consultation, and at least two public consultation events are now required for major and national developments.
Following the submission of a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN), a prospective applicant will undertake at least two public events before an application is submitted. These will normally take place at a local venue to the prospective development site. The emerging proposals are presented at these events and the public are able to ask questions and provide feedback to the project team.