Planning and Inclusive Growth

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Dean Lockhart Dean Lockhart Conservative

In his statement, the minister acknowledged that the planning service has been underresourced, and that that has had an impact on performance. If that is the case, why has the Scottish Government not acted sooner to address that underperformance, and what additional support and financial resources will it make available to do so?