The Stage 1 Report of the Planning (Scotland) Bill which the Local Government and Communities Committee, of which I am a member, has deliberated on in recent months, has now been released.
The Scottish Government introduced the Planning (Scotland) Bill on 04 December 2017. In the Policy Memorandum to the Bill, the Scottish Government explains that the Bill's provisions "will improve the system of development planning, give people a greater say in the future of their places and support delivery of planned developments."
The Bill also aims to update aspects of the Scottish town planning system, by amending legislation that governs the operation of the system - the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.
The full report can be found here.