The LATIS service has a development planning appraisal capability which has been applied to a number of strategic and local development plans. In line with emerging needs and to meet our obligations under Planning Reform, LATIS can assist in:
- the creation of map-based plans showing the impact of proposed development upon transport demands and/or infrastructure
- preparation of Baseline data or information to support appraisal
- forecasting future travel demands for the purposes of development planning and management transport appraisal
- provision of model outputs to appraise proposed development plans
The LATIS service collects and processes data from every Local and Strategic Planning Authority relating to land use allocations, permissions, completions, demolitions and re-development. This is known as the Assembly of Planning Policy Inputs process (APPI). This data is collected every two to three years but concerns a period extending to the short-term (5 years), medium-term (10 years) and long-term (20 years and beyond).
Using this data, the Transport, Economic and Land-use Model of Scotland (TELMoS) can provide independent forecasts of:
- office floorspace
- retail floorspace
These are available at TELMoS zone level, local authority level and national level. For more information, see TELMoS:07.