This report describes our performance in the planning system for the 2018-19 financial year.
A&DS is developing a design advice service on town centre living, initially looking at town centres as Caring Places for older people.
Our Health Design Advice service, delivered with Health Facilities Scotland, helps those who commission new, or substantially redeveloped, facilities.
Pre-Design Support for Housing: working with local authorities and housing associations at the very start of the process of developing homes.
One of our key areas of work is to provide advice on design - A&DS supports investment in homes and public buildings, and everything in between.
We work with partners to ensure that design becomes central to how we plan our places - to demonstrate the value of design.
Learning: A&DS offers a number of ways to share good practice, build connections and support and develop confidence in new ways to approach things.
A&DS supports communities, providing advice and support and we promote the benefits of community engagement and share examples of good work.
We are committed to helping those who fund, design and use our public buildings. A&DS does this by providing advice, supporting client and user groups
One of our priorities is to improve the design quality of our public spaces and infrastructure to support wellbeing.