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Scotland round-up: Development blues as Scottish capital waits for new strategy sign-off by ministers; Campaigners to fight major development off M8 at Eurocentral

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 16 April-22 April, 2016

Development blues as Scottish capital waits for new strategy sign-off by ministers

Proposals for a 1,350-home development on green belt land on the edge of Edinburgh are back in the melting pot after plans were withdrawn from this week’s city council development management sub-committee meeting.

The Planner

Scottish Lib Dems vow to support affordable homes

Scottish election campaign: Liberal Democrats commit to adding 50,000 affordable homes over five years, and to building a low-carbon transport system.

The Planner

Scottish Conservatives promise to invest in housing and infrastructure 

The Scottish Conservatives have pledged to build 100,000 homes by the end of the decade as well as to invest in the road and rail networks, as the party bids to be the largest opposition party.

The Planner

Brexit and planning delays slow down construction activity

Construction industry confidence and work volumes hit by EU referendum uncertainty and planning delays.

The Planner

Europe exit threat to environmental policy

The UK’s membership of the EU has been a crucial factor in shaping the nation’s environmental policy for the past 40 years, according to a group of MPs.

The Planner

RTPI's Trudi Elliott up for ‘outstanding leader’ award

The institute's chief executive, Trudi Elliott, has been named as one of six ‘outstanding nominations’ for a top leadership award at the MemCom Awards.


New rules on land ownership if SNP returned to power

New rules to make clear who owns Scotland’s land will be brought in by the SNP following Panama papers revelations that thousands of hectares are controlled offshore.

The Scotsman

Campaigners to fight major development off M8 at Eurocentral

A new action group has been created to fight plans for a major development in North Lanarkshire, where Glasgow-based developer Orchard Brae has outlined proposals to build a landmark new settlement of 3,000 new homes off the M8 at the Eurocentral site.

The Scotsman

Langholm Reid and Taylor mill demolition plans submitted

Plans have been submitted to demolish a redundant mill in the Border town of Langholm, which is situated in the town's conservation area. The building dates back to the middle of the 19th century.

BBC News

Plover numbers drop after wind farm is built on breeding site

A study has shown that numbers of a threatened bird plummeted by 80 per cent in the first two years after a wind farm was constructed on their breeding site in Sutherland.

The National

Government launched planning awards

The Scottish Government has launched its Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning.

Scottish Government