Latin phrases, industry jargon and differences between Scots and English law mean that conversations around planning requirements can sometimes be confusing. Planning reform is only adding to the list of acronyms. Adding to the confusion are countless acronyms – useful shorthand for those in the know but mystifying for those out of the loop. Any regular viewers of Line of Duty will be more than familiar with the struggle of keeping up with countless acronyms while also trying to keep up with the bigger picture. While we might not be much help with the Line of Duty we can help with the list of planning acronyms – growing ever longer due to planning reform. To help demystify some of the conversations around planning law we have pulled together a list of commonly used acronyms in the planning sector. What do these mean in Scotland and what are their equivalents in England?

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