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Scotland round-up: Aberdeen conference centre, Scotland’s economic strategy

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 27 February-6 March, 2015

Green light for Aberdeen conference centre

Proposals for a £333 million Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) have been approved by the full council.

The Planner

Flood risk management partners invite views on how flood risk is managed in Scotland

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency and local authorities have launched a joint consultation on the country’s first set of flood risk management plans.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scotland's Economic Strategy

The first minister has set out the government’s economic plan, which highlights the need for a review of Scotland’s oil and gas strategy and the piloting of innovation and investment hubs at key locations.

Scottish Government

Culloden Battlefield protection expansion proposed

Plans to stop Culloden Battlefield – a war grave for thousands of Jacobite soldiers – from being swamped by developments have been drawn up by planners.

The Scotsman

House that inspired Peter Pan wins restoration cash

Moat Brae, the Georgian townhouse that inspired JM Barrie to write the Peter Pan stories, is to receive a £300,000 restoration grant. The house, in Dumfries, is one of five historic buildings that will share £1.7 million as part of Historic Scotland’s building repair grant scheme.

The Scotsman

Holyrood has final say on controversial wind farm

A decision over a controversial wind farm application in the Highlands has been taken out of a local council’s hands after a series of delays.

The Scotsman 

Cycling strategy consultation
Cycling strategy consultation
Cycling strategy consultation
Cycling strategy consultation

Cycling strategy consultation

Dundee City Council has begun work on a cycle strategy.

Dundee City Council

Wind turbines visible in half of Scotland

Wind turbines can now be seen in half of Scotland, according to a report from Scottish Natural Heritage.

The Scotsman

Aberdeen City Council votes to go ahead with Marischal Square project

Protestors in Aberdeen have failed in their bid to derail the controversial Marischal Square development – a scheme involving include shops, offices and restaurants.

BBC News