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Scotland round-up: Blueprint for Glasgow’s ‘inner city’ canalside village; Edinburgh Airport looks to the future with second runway

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news: 12 November-18 November, 2016

Blueprint for Glasgow’s ‘inner city’ canalside village

Glasgow City Council has approved a development framework for the ongoing redevelopment of the stretch of the canal corridor between Applecross Basin and Firhill Basin in Glasgow.

The Planner

Trump given green light for ‘excessively high’ flagpole

President-elect Donald Trump’s Trump International Golf Club Scotland has won its appeal for retrospective permission to erect a flagpole at the Balmedie site, despite the council’s view that the pole is “well in excess” of typical flagpole heights.

The Planner

Edinburgh Airport looks to the future with second runway

Edinburgh Airport has reiterated plans for a new second runway as it launched a consultation into its latest blueprint for expansion.

The Scotsman

SSE reveals preferred ‘corridor’ for Beauly-Kintore line

Energy firm SSE has selected its preferred corridor for an upgraded powerline between Beauly in the Highlands and Kintore in Aberdeenshire.

BBC News

New plea to save ‘world’s oldest music hall’ in Glasgow

A new appeal has been made to save a historic Glasgow music hall, the oldest in the world from "disappearing forever".

Herald Scotland

Plan for medical hub to ‘create new industry for Fife’

A Fife business specialising in sub-contract electronic manufacturing has unveiled plans to open a new facility, including a pioneering medical hub.

The Scotsman

‘Banana flats’ in listed building plan for Leith

The Edinburgh flats made famous as the home of one of the main characters in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, could receive listed status.

BBC News

Decommissioning boost for Port of Dundee

A major new specialist waste management decommissioning facility is scheduled to open at the Port of Dundee next year as the result of a new partnership.

BBC News

First electricity from tidal power scheme in Scotland

A tidal power scheme in the Inner Sound of Scotland’s Pentland Firth has generated electricity for the first time.

BBC News

Golf and leisure resort sold for £25m

A Dundee golf and leisure resort will be "thoughtfully and sensitively expanded" after being sold for £25 million.

BBC News

Marischal Square development topping-out ceremony held

A topping-out ceremony was held this week for the £107million Marischal Square development, which will help transform and revitalise the east end of Aberdeen city centre.

Aberdeen City Council

Edinburgh to get £45 million New Town concert venue

Edinburgh is set to finally get a new concert hall under plans to build a £45 million complex in the heart of its New Town.

Edinburgh Evening News

Floating turbines project proposed for Scottish site

A Swedish design and engineering company has proposed to install two floating wind turbines off the north Caithness coast.

BBC News

Selkirk’s £31m flood protection works completed

Work on a £31 million flood protection scheme covering nearly 600 properties in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders has been completed.

BBC News

Community trust considers buying land near Helmsdale

Around 1,215 hectares near to the village of Helmsdale in Sutherland could become community owned.

BBC News

Inch Moor wind turbine plans dropped

Plans to build 16 wind turbines on land near Duns in the Scottish Borders have been withdrawn by developer Ecotricity.

BBC News

Redevelopment of Provost Skene’s House approved

Proposals for the redevelopment of Provost Skene’s House, the historic property in the centre of Aberdeen, have been noted and agreed by the city council.

Aberdeen City Council

Businessman owns 1% of Scotland’s land

A profile of Anders Holch Povlsen, the billionaire businessman from Denmark, who owns around 1 per cent of Scotland and is passionate about rewilding his land holdings, has been published by a Scottish newspaper.

The Scotsman

Homes for Scotland appoints new director of planning

Homes for Scotland has promoted Tammy Adams to the position of director of planning, responsible for developing and promoting the organisation’s position on local, strategic and national planning policy and practice.

Homes for Scotland