The Scottish Government are seeking views on draft guidance on local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods to support the implementation of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4).

Local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods can help to deliver the healthy, sustainable and resilient places required to support a good quality of life and balance our environmental impact.
Guidance has been published to assist and support local authorities, communities, and others with an interest in local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods. It provides further detail to support the National Planning Framework (NPF4) policy framework on Local Living and 20 minute neighbourhoods.
The guidance sets out the benefits and context for local living and 20 minute neighbourhoods, what local living looks like and the key considerations, and the ways in which to support it. It aims to encourage, promote and facilitate the application of the Place Principle and create connected and compact neighbourhoods which prioritise liveability, and environmental, social and economic sustainability. 
This consultation paper invites views on the effectiveness of the guidance to support effective and efficient implementation.
The closing date for responses is 20th July 2023 .
Read the draft guidance document.