Public involvement in land use planning and the ability influence the nature of developments are critical to developing a sustainable and inclusive society. For this reason Friends of the Earth Scotland has supported and advised communities and engaged with the planning system for many years. Based on our experiences, we have campaigned for changes to ensure more consistent and transparent decision-making and therefore support the reform of the existing system. We are however not yet convinced that Scottish Executive’s proposals are adequate or address the genuine concerns of communities. This briefing addressing key points in the bill and outlines FoES's support of amendments.