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Scotland round-up: Edinburgh mulls over rental move, capital tram inquiry could take two years

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 18 April-24 April, 2015

Edinburgh mulls over groundbreaking rental move

Edinburgh City Council is set to become the first local authority in Scotland to move into the private landlord sector, building up to 1,000 houses a year for commercial rent.

The Planner

Edinburgh tram inquiry could take two years

The inquiry into the massive delays, disruption and cost overruns that dogged the Edinburgh tram project could take as long as two years to complete its work, it has emerged.

The Scotsman

RWE wins appeal on up to 20 turbines south of Inverness

Plans for a 20-turbine wind farm near Tomatin, south of Inverness, which were originally rejected by Highland councillors, have been approved on appeal.

BBC News

Access to major railway stations under investigation

Access to Scotland’s major urban railway stations is to be investigated by the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee.

The Scottish Parliament