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Scotland round-up: Clydebank regeneration sceme gets boost, household numbers continue to rise

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 11 July-17 July, 2015

Boost for Clydebank regeneration scheme

Proposals to convert a derelict shipyard in Clydebank into a housing and retail development have taken a major step forward.

The Planner 

Household numbers continue to rise

The number of households in Scotland has continued to increase according to the latest set of figures, which show there were 2.42 million households in 2014, an increase of 0.8 per cent since 2013.

Scottish Government

Landowner: Scottish Natural Heritage poisoned my trees

Scottish Natural Heritage has been accused of carrying out “wanton vandalism“ on an island in Loch Lomond, where hundreds of beech trees have been poisoned.

The Scotsman

Wind farm decisions

Mixed fortunes for two large onshore wind farms as a 19–turbine project is consented in South Lanarkshire but a 24-turbine proposal in the Flow Country in Caithness is refused.

Scottish Government

Plans drawn up for solar farm on land near Kelso

Developers have submitted initial plans to Scottish Borders Council for a five megawatt solar farm on land near Kelso.

BBC News 

Hydro scheme plan for Glenmuckloch opencast revealed

Plans to build a major pump storage hydro electricity scheme on the site of an opencast mine in the south of Scotland have been revealed.

BBC News 

Aberdeen city masterplan ‘lacks evidence’ on jobs boost

An economic analyst has queried the economic regeneration claims underpinning Aberdeen’s city centre master plan.

BBC News 

Chimney stack demolition date set

A date has been set for the demolition of the landmark Cockenzie Power Station chimney stacks in East Lothian.

BBC News