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Scotland round-up: 600 new homes proposed for Cumbernauld golf club; Glasgow city centre blueprint approved

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 1 May-7 May, 2021

600 new homes proposed for Cumbernauld golf club

Hallam Land Management Ltd has revealed proposals for a residential development of about 600 new homes on land at Dullatur Golf Club in Cumbernauld.

The Planner

Toolkit for neurodiversity launched 

A toolkit that seeks to promote best practice when consulting with neurodivergent people about the built environment has been launched.

The Planner

SME workloads grew in Q1 of 2021

Workloads, enquiries and employment all grew for small to medium-sized (SME) construction firms in between January and March (Q1) of 2021, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

The Planner

Glasgow city centre blueprint approved

The strategic development framework (SDF) for Glasgow city centre – the document that will help guide the area’s development over the next three decades – has now been adopted by Glasgow City Council after approval from the Scottish Government. The blueprint includes measures to boost the city centre population and create a new river park.

Glasgow City Council

South Ayrshire Council rejects 120-home scheme in Symington

South Ayrshire councillors have rejected proposals submitted by Banks Property for around 120 new homes, 25 affordable, on a 5.6-hectare site in the conservation village of Symington in line with the recommendation of officials who said the scheme was contrary to the local spatial strategies.

Scottish Construction Now

Lerwick redevelopment makes waves

Demolition work is set to start at the old Anderson High School site at the Knab in Lerwick in preparation for a mixed-use redevelopment that includes low-carbon housing, roads, the repurposing of some of the existing listed buildings, as well as public open space, employment facilities and a creative industries hub.

Scottish Construction Now

Scone development includes beaver management strategy

Perth-based developer A&J Stephen has submitted proposals to Perth & Kinross Council for the 58-home second phase of a 700-unit residential development in Scone, which includes a beaver management plan.

Scottish Housing News

Revised proposals lodged for Aberdeen care home flats

CALA Homes has lodged revised proposals with Aberdeen City Council for a development in partnership with the charity VSA, It would see 35 rather than 49 flats provided on the site of the mental health charity’s former Forest Grove care home.

Scottish Housing News

AB+C Architects propose zero carbon homes strategy

Award-winning Glasgow architectural practice Anderson Bell + Christie has devised a strategy that it claims would guarantee net-zero carbon emissions from every new home. This would involve energy-efficient fabric specifications, the installation of heat pumps and solar panels and so-called local offsetting, whereby occupants offset their energy use through carbon-reduction measures such as active travel, use of electric cars, local food production and green roofs.

Anderson Bell + Christie

2,000 new Fife homes in prospect

Fife-based Kingdom Housing Association has unveiled plans to deliver 2,003 affordable new homes over the next five years, under an ambitious new development programme.

Glasgow Herald

Wind farm turbulence

Scottish communities are becoming “overwhelmed” by applications for wind farms and feel increasingly powerless to fight against them, campaigners have warned, as pressure group Scotland Against Spin launched a petition calling for greater assistance and powers for communities.

The Scotsman

Dunfermline land deal for eco-therapy wellness project

Hargreaves Land has sold its 376-hectare St Ninians and Loch Fitty site near Dunfermline in Fife to National Pride (St Ninians) Limited, which wants to develop the location as an eco-therapy wellness park. The site comprises a mix of farmland and woodland surrounding the loch and includes a restored former surface mine and a series of dramatic landforms created by world-renowned landscape architect Charles Jencks, representing the four continents across the globe influenced by Scottish immigrants throughout history.

Scottish Construction Now

Powerline undergrounding at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Energy regulator Ofgem has approved a £22.3 million project to remove 31 transmission towers from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and replacing 7.8 kilometres of overhead line and 31 steel lattice towers with underground power cables.

Scottish Construction Now