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Scotland round-up: Glasgow net-zero road map published; Greenock redevelopment masterplan submitted

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 8 February-14 February, 2020

Glasgow net-zero road map published

Energy company ScottishPower has published a detailed road map to help Glasgow become the UK’s first net-zero city by 2030.

The Planner

Greenock redevelopment masterplan submitted

The masterplan for a significant new mixed-use development on the site of the former IBM facility at Spango Valley, Greenock, has been submitted to Inverclyde Council. The plan features up to 450 new homes as well as new employment, leisure, community and retail activities.

Scottish Construction Now

Sutherland space hub progress

Development agency Highland and Islands Enterprise has submitted a planning application for its Space Hub Sutherland at Melness, near Tongue.

BBC News

East Kilbride housing to go-ahead

South Lanarkshire Council has approved the development of 173 homes – part of a major investment by CALA Homes in the East Kilbride Community Growth Area – all of which will feature either PV panels or hybrid air source heat pumps.

Scottish Construction Now

Leith gasworks development

Sundial Properties is progressing its mixed-use, residential-led development of the former gasworks site in Leith with purpose-built student accommodation, affordable housing, retail units, cafe and public digital co-working space.

Scottish Housing News

Hotel for Glasgow’s Trongate

Another new hotel is on its way in Glasgow after city planners gave the go-ahead for a £25 million mixed-use development in Trongate, including a 157-bedroom scheme.

Glasgow Herald

Watchdog rejects Edinburgh flight path moves

The Civil Aviation Authority has rejected the first stage of new proposals to change flight paths at Edinburgh Airport.

BBC News

George Square makeover backed

Glasgow City Council has backed proposals to pedestrianise parts of George Square, the city’s landmark urban heart.

BBC News

Blackburn initiative agreed by West Lothian

The future of the Mill Centre in Blackburn, West Lothian, looks more assured following an agreement that a mixed-use retail and housing development should be developed on the site.

Scottish Construction Now

Dundee jute mill conversion

Hillcrest Housing Association, in partnership with developer AG Akermo, has submitted proposals to the city council to turn a former jute mill in Dundee into 69 affordable flats.

Scottish Housing News

Aberdeen free port bid

Aberdeen City Council is preparing a formal bid for free port status – a move that could create thousands of jobs and pull in international investment. The Granite City is also looking to sell about 300 commercial sites it currently owns across the conurbation.

The Press and Journal

Funding for conservation projects announced

Historic Environment Scotland has announced funding of £842,802 to support conservation repair projects to four historic buildings in Arbroath, Inverness, Oban and at the former Cultybraggan prisoner of war camp in Perthshire.

Historic Environment Scotland

Banchory development up date

Kirkwood Homes has revealed revised proposals for a £100 million hotel and residential development near Banchory that could see up to 100 new homes built at Inchmarlo.

Scottish Construction Now

Parkhead bus depot homes blocked

The city council has rejected a bid to redevelop a former First Bus depot at Parkhead in Glasgow’s East End with 139 new homes.

Scottish Construction Now