reproduced from an email from the Scottish Government
Scotland’s next census will be held in March 2022. This census will be a digital first census and we want to encourage as many households in Scotland as possible to complete it online. We would like to invite you to one or more of the online events listed below, to give you information on how the census will be delivered and how you can help get messages and support to those groups you already support in other ways, to ensure they can take part in the census and be counted.
Each online event will last no longer than 30 minutes and we invite you to register for the relevant event by clicking on the link below.
There are a few announcements likely to interest to LHNCC residents:
Scottish Government: Transforming Planning
Planning in Scotland is changing. From new ways to get involved in shaping great places, to the creation of the next national plan for Scotland, learn about our work to date and the next steps. https://www.transformingplanning.scot/
Edinburgh Council: parking controls survey
The City of Edinburgh Council would like to hear your views on the proposed introduction of parking controls in your area. Please fill in the survey to share your views. The survey closes on 14 March 2021 at midnight. https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/parkingph2
Edinburgh Council: retaining ‘Spaces for People’ consultation
The Scottish Government has emailed about the latest progress on the Strategic Transport Project Review 2 (STPR2) and the opportunities for providing feedback on the latest STPR2 documents.
On 3 February 2021, the Scottish Government published the STPR2: Update and Phase 1 Recommendations report along with the associated impact assessment reports, which can be accessed HERE. These are the first STPR2 recommendations for transport investment. These recommendations focus on transport projects or interventions that significantly contribute to STPR2 objectives, align well with NTS2 priorities, and can be progressed or delivered within the current spending period and will help support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alongside this, the Scottish Government published an updated National Case for Change which contains the options that will be taken forward for further appraisal in Phase 2 of STPR2 as well as an Appendix on COVID-19. Updated Case for Change reports have also been published for STPR2 regions. These reports can be accessed HERE.
The Scottish Government invites feedback on the STPR2 Update and Phase 1 Recommendation Report and the STPR2 options and COVID -19 scenarios. Linked comment forms are provided on the Transport Scotland STPR2 webpages. The comment forms will be available until midnight on 31 March and can be accessed HERE.
The Transport Scotland website pages have also been updated to include STPR2 frequently asked questions and a link to a new dedicated STPR2 Project Page, incorporating interactive Story Maps summarising the regional and national Case for Change reports.