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11/12/2014

Scotland round-up: Hazard planning consultation, councils call for Edinburgh tram extension report

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 6 December - 12 December, 2014

Consultation starts on changes to hazard planning

The government is consulting on proposed amendments to planning legislation to implement the land use planning elements of the European Union’s Seveso III Directive. It covers hazardous substances consent applications and planning permission procedures.

The Planner 

Council calls for Edinburgh Tram extension report

Plans to take Edinburgh’s trams to Leith could be resurrected after the city council ordered a detailed business case on extending the line.

The Scotsman 

Borders councillors reject Glenkerie wind farm extension

Councillors have rejected plans for a six-turbine extension to a wind farm in the Scottish Borders.

BBC News 

Smith Commission: Labour pushes for fracking vote

Labour is to push for part of the Smith Commission to be devolved early by asking MPs to vote through handing over controls on fracking.

The Scotsman 

Still time for Aberdeen public to influence the latest stage in city centre masterplan

People living and working in Aberdeen have been reminded there is still time to influence the latest stage of the master planning process over the long-term future of the city.

Aberdeen City Council 

Isle of May consultation begins

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) wants to hear from people with an interest in the Isle of May National Nature Reserve (NNR) to help prepare a new ten-year management plan for the island

Scottish Natural Heritage 

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