Development Plan Approval: Growing the service and a new survey

The 2018-19 financial year has come and gone, and at RoS we’re looking to the future of our Development Plan Approval (DPA) service – that’s why we’ve recently launched a new survey for users to better understand how they use DPA. At the same time, we’re delighted that DPA has become a service that’s valued for how it helps add confidence and efficiency to registering … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Growing the service and a new survey

Redesigning our approved developments search

Blog post by Oli Kass, Digital Manager. Our approved developments listing houses a searchable database of development plan PDFs. Solicitors and developers use these plans to confirm that developments are to be built on land that a developer owns. Reviewing this content when moving from our legacy site to the new ros.gov.uk was a big challenge. The content had to better address user needs and … Continue reading Redesigning our approved developments search

Development Plan Approval: Plans role

The development plan approval service (DPA) offers a start-to-finish service; from identifying any issues with extent or ownership at the start of the planning stage, through to a deeds check prior to an application being made. We caught up with Colin Mitchell, Plans Officer in DPA to find out more about the part he plays in delivering the service. Tell us a bit about your … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Plans role

Development Plan Approval: Debunking common myths about the service

Over 200 property developers use our Development Plan Assistance (DPA) service to add confidence to their developments across Scotland. Our DPA team have met with many users, and we’ve noticed a few conflicting opinions about the service and what it provides for our customers. So without further ado, here’s five misconceptions about DPA debunked… Myth #1: DPA only checks matters relating to development plans Plans … Continue reading Development Plan Approval: Debunking common myths about the service

DPA: Delivering an effective deeds checking service

Development Plan Approval is one of our most important services at RoS. Over 230 developers have used DPA to check their development plans against registered titles, to rule out any extent issues. But that’s not the only benefit of DPA – did you know it also features a deed checking service? A complete registration service As part of DPA, RoS examines draft deed styles to … Continue reading DPA: Delivering an effective deeds checking service