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Scotland round-up: Glasgow City Deal projects identified, assurances sought over wind farm subsidies

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 30 May-5 June, 2015

Glasgow identifies key City Deal projects

Glasgow City Council has identified and listed projects valued at £400 million specific to Glasgow as part of the £1.13 billion City Deal for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley.

The Planner

Assurance sought over wind farm subsidies

Energy minister Fergus Ewing has urged the UK Government to fulfil the commitment made in the Queen’s Speech and consult with the Scottish Government before any decisions are taken on changes to wind farm subsidies.

Scottish Government

Nicola Sturgeon backs more powers for Scotland’s islands

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has signalled that she wants the country’s island communities to have more powers to “grow their economies”.

BBC News

Crichton £60m golf hotel development mooted

A 300-bed spa hotel could be created on the Crichton Estate in Dumfries involving an investment of up to £60 million - potentially with the involvement of a North American developer. The plans would also include an adjacent golf course and ‘associated amenities’.

BBC News

Regeneration fund open for applicants

The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF), a joint initiative worth £25 million involving the Scottish government and local government, is now open for applications to support projects in 2016/17.

Scottish Government

Joint housing delivery plan for Scotland

The government has published the country’s Joint Housing Delivery Plan, which sets out priorities for the housing sector.

Scottish Government