MSPs have approved the most comprehensive reform of Scotland's planning system since it was introduced almost 60 years ago.
The planning bill aims to make the system more efficient
The Planning (Scotland) Bill was passed by 104 votes to 13, with one abstention.
Communities Minister Malcolm Chisholm said the bill "heralds a new era where communities will be involved from the start in shaping their futures".
Calls for a third party right of appeal in the bill were defeated.
The bill aims to make the system more efficient and inclusive.
The Scottish Executive claims it will involve communities at the earliest stage of planning and make sure councils keep their plans up to date.
Under the current planning set-up objectors do not have a right to appeal where an application has been approved by existing planning authorities, usually the local council.
However, applicants can appeal to ministers if plans are rejected.
A number of MSPs wanted to see an amendment introduced to the new planning bill which would have introduced such a measure.
However, all the amendments backing the principle were voted down during the two days of scrutiny at Holyrood.
Mr Chisholm said Scotland now had the basis of a modern planning system far better equipped to serve the needs of its people.
He said: "It will bring in a much more efficient planning system to support the economy and help it grow in a sustainable way.
"These reforms will encourage engagement and openness; not confrontation or imposition.
"We still have a long way to go to bring about the much broader cultural change in planning we are all seeking. This landmark legislation provides the bedrock on which we can - and will - build that transformation."
The bill, which was introduced to parliament last December, will create a hierarchy in the planning system, with applications dealt with differently depending on whether they are developments of national, major, local or minor significance.
It will also introduce a statutory duty for development plans to be updated every five years.
The new bill would require the creation of a National Planning Framework (NPF), which will set out a strategy for Scotland's spatial developments and could also designate "national developments".
Two separate bids to have the bill include powers to resolve high hedge disputes were rejected.