NEW - the Place Standard tool Design Version

The Place Standard tool Design Version is a complementary addition to the original Place Standard tool. It provides a method through which the Place Standard can directly inform the emerging design of a development or a place. This new tool supports users to structure design considerations, discussions and decision-making around an emerging development proposal, based on the holistic place-based thinking.

Based on the same 14 Place Standard themes, the Design Version organises these into 5 overarching categories and uses design-orientated focus areas and detailed prompts that are referenced to urban design principles and linked to Scottish Government national design policies & guidance.

The Design Version offers the flexibility to suit different stages in the design and development processes; from high level design brief through to concept design and detailed design.

The tool can be used by anyone with an interest or stake in the development process, in particular, developers (and commissioners of developments), spatial planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, transport planners; as well as planners in local authority planning and development management teams.

Access to the Place Standard tool Design Version here

Place Standard Learning Resource

The Place Standard tool is simple and easy to use. However, for some groups or organisations who may wish more in-depth knowledge of the tool, a useful learning resource has been created by Public Health Scotland. The aim of this learning resource is to enable users to understand and practically apply the Place Standard tool in a variety of contexts, through helpful tools and templates.

This resource extends to any group looking to undertake a Place Standard assessment and has primarily been designed with community and third sector groups and organisations in mind. You'll be prompted to login or create an account in order to use the tool.

Access the Learning Resource here.

Place Standard Strategy

The implementation of the Place Standard is guided by a strategic plan.

The plan sets a vision for how the Place Standard tool can build on its successes to date and support place-based working across Scotland.

It aims to ensure that the views, stories and real life experiences of people living in a particular place are captured, valued and integrated into the heart of decision-making processes

Read the Place Standard Strategy here

New - the Place Standard tool with Air Quality Lens

This part of the tool has information on air quality and has additional prompts which can be used in areas if you want to know how local people feel about air quality and their ideas to improve air quality.

Access the Place Standard tool Air Quality lens here