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21/12/2018

Scotland round-up: Edinburgh’s Granton Waterfront city quarter makes waves; Top tower proposed for Dundee

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 15 December-21 December, 2018

Edinburgh’s Granton Waterfront city quarter makes waves

A critical mass of public sector partners, including Edinburgh City Council and the Scottish Government, are among the organisations to have signed up to establish a new city quarter at Granton Waterfront in the capital.

The Planner

RTPI seeks views on its future

The RTPI is calling on interested parties to help shape its future and the future of the planning profession. Its corporate strategy will cover a 10-year period from 2020. 

The Planner

Young planners to shadow chief planners in new scheme

The RTPI is working with local planning authorities to offer young planners the opportunity of work experience with a chief planning officer.

The Planner

Local leadership is key to reinventing town centres

A community-focused approach is required to tackle the challenges facing high streets and town centres, according to a report published this week.

The Planner

Top tower proposed for Dundee

Developer InverTay Homes has revealed proposals for what would be Scotland’s tallest building – a 39-storey skyscraper – next to the city’s new V&A museum.

The Scotsman

Caithness nuclear landmark set for demolition

A contract has been awarded to demolish Scotland's oldest nuclear reactor, a prominent landmark at Dounreay on the Caithness coast near Thurso.

BBC News

Apology tendered over Edinburgh stadium planning shortcomings

The capital’s planning director has been forced to make a public apology following a row over the process that gave Edinburgh Rugby’s new stadium the green light.

The Scotsman

Renfrew bridge concerns

A £90 million bridge project linking Renfrew to the north west of Glasgow is under threat over an objection tabled by a neighbouring local authority. West Dunbartonshire council is concern over the traffic implications of the scheme.

Glasgow Herald

Green light for Leith flats

Plans to build four blocks of flats on a derelict site on Leith waterfront have been given the green light.

Scottish Construction Now

Edinburgh canal bridge funding

The Leamington Lift Bridge, which spans the Union Canal at Edinburgh Quay in the capital, is to receive £350,000 to help safeguard the 122-year-old structure.

BBC News

New high-altitude forest for Loch Ness

A new high-altitude forest of 10,000 rare mountain trees, supporting wildlife, including golden eagles and mountain hares, is to be planted near Loch Ness in the spring.

Glasgow Herald

Edinburgh tourism war of words

A war of words has broken out over whether a heritage watchdog hates Edinburgh tourists.

The Scotsman

Glasgow low emission zone shapes up

With Glasgow’s first Low Emission Zone set to be introduced at the end of this month, indicative signage has begun to be installed at key city centre locations.

Glasgow City Council

Scottish mobile phone coverage worst in UK

Mobile phone coverage in Scotland lags other parts of the UK, according to the communications regulator Ofcom.

BBC News

Tweedbank development report considered by council

A report considered by the Scottish Borders Council this week highlighted the prospect of hundreds of new jobs because of new residential and business space at a series of development sites in the Tweedbank area. They include parts of the Lowood Estate, recently bought by the local authority.

Scottish Borders Council

Inverness public art work application

A planning application has been submitted for new public artwork entitled ‘My Ness’, due to be located at the Little Isle Pool in Inverness.

The Highland Council

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