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Scotland round-up: Go-ahead for 3,000-home Stirling scheme; Green light for Longannet rail project

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 14 December-20 December 2019

Go-ahead for 3,000-home Stirling scheme

A £650 million development set to deliver more than 3,000 homes, two new schools and community facilities for the city of Stirling has been approved by the local planning authority, subject to a s78 agreement.

The Planner

Queen’s Speech: RTPI disappointed by lack of detail on housing and planning

RTPI chief executive Victoria Hills has said she is disappointed at the lack of detail on housing delivery and the planning system in the Queen’s Speech.

The Planner

Green light for Longannet rail project

Outline proposals for a new train factory at Longannet, the site of Scotland's last coal-fired power station, have been given the go-ahead by Fife Council.

BBC News

Royston housing

Property developer Swan Group has received planning consent for 100 affordable homes at a site in Royston in north Glasgow.

The Scotsman

Edinburgh Airport ‘Digital Quarter’ report

Thousands of jobs could be created by the development of a new ‘Digital Quarter’ at a decommissioned runway site near Edinburgh Airport, according to a report commissioned by the company working up the scheme, Crosswind Development, an independent subsidiary of the airport’s owner, Global Infrastructure Partners.

The Scotsman

Cameron Toll multiplex proposal

A 10-screen multiplex cinema operated by Empire Cinemas could be heading to Cameron Toll if the development is approved by Edinburgh City Council.

Edinburgh Evening News

New CEO chosen for SL&E

Sarah-Jane Laing has been appointed as chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates as the rural business organisation enters the most challenging era in its 110-year history.

Scottish Housing News

Glasgow city centre developments

A major grade A office block is being lined up for a Glasgow city centre site that was home to Scottish Television’s former studios at the corner of Renfrew Street and Renfield Street. Meanwhile, in a separate move, a B-listed empty office building in St Vincent Street could be brought back into use as a 149-bed hotel with a three-storey extension.

Scottish Construction Now

Site picked for Edinburgh brewery

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn has announced Heriot-Watt University’s Research Park – home to the world-renowned International Centre for Brewing & Distilling – as the location for its new £20 million facility, the first major brewery to be proposed for the capital in over 150 years.

Glasgow Herald

Easterhouse green scheme close to completion

The £7.4 million Greater Easterhouse green infrastructure project in Glasgow’s East End is now almost complete except for additional landscaping due to take place in the spring.

Glasgow City Council

Offshore wind consultations launched

The government has launched two key consultations about the future of offshore wind development in Scotland: a draft offshore wind policy statement and a draft sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy.

Scottish Government

Golden eagle project update

More than 10,000 volunteers have taken part in a pioneering project to successfully reintroduce golden eagles to the south of Scotland.

Scottish Natural Heritage