Transport Scotland’s Service Improvement Plan for Planning Reform, published in 2009, sets out details of Transport Scotland’s commitments to ensure it delivers on the Scottish Government’s planning reform. One of these commitments is to publish streamlined transport and land use appraisal guidance and to test the practicality of this guidance with COSLA and other key stakeholders.
The guidance has evolved through discussions with planners and transport planners. It does not introduce new guidance or analysis, but instead clarifies how transport appraisal can be aligned with the planning process. The guidance forms the basis of Transport Scotland’s ongoing engagement on the planning process.
The developing guidance was subject to peer review by a wide range of key stakeholders over a 12 week period between 23 August 2010 and 15 November 2010. The analysis of responses received from peer reviewers is described in the Development Planning and Management Transport Appraisal Guidance (DPMTAG) Peer Review Analysis Report.
Any enquires about DPMTAG can be directed to:
Head of Appraisal and Model Development