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14/09/2018

Scotland round-up: Lerwick chosen for ultra-deep-water port for decommissioning oil rigs; Dundee V&A Museum goes live

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 8 September-14 September, 2018

Lerwick chosen for ultra-deep-water port for decommissioning oil rigs

Dales Voe, a bay near Fora Ness and Noness Head at Lerwick, has been chosen as the preferred location for an ultra-deep-water port for handling North Seal oil and gas decommissioning contracts.

The Planner

Dundee V&A Museum goes live

The first images of the interior of Dundee's V&A Museum of Design have been released ahead of its official opening this weekend.

BBC News

Barratt promises 2,500 new homes

Barratt Developments Scotland has announced plans to deliver more than 2,500 new homes across the country following its acquisition of 14 new sites for development, with another 10 new sites in the pipeline.

Scottish Construction Now

Clyde cruise terminal unveiled

Proposals for a £15 million terminal complex to welcome cruise ship passengers to the River Clyde have been unveiled.

BBC News    

Approval for tiny Cromarty cinema

Plans for a tiny cinema – seating between 30 and 35 patrons – have been approved by the Highland Council for Cromarty.

BBC News

Perthshire hotel listing challenge by Highland Spring

Proposals by bottled water producer Highland Spring to build new Perthshire headquarters have been rejected over plans to demolish a C-listed landmark hotel, which is now the subject of an appeal.

Scottish Construction Now

Self-build funding

People who want to build their own homes will be able to apply to a £4 million self-build loan fund set up by the government that is now open for applications.

Scottish Government

Rural communities concern

Rural communities are being “airbrushed” out of Scotland’s rugged landscapes by policymakers who care more about maintaining an artificial wilderness, it has been claimed.

Glasgow Herald

Blue-green infrastructure scheme for Glasgow’s Easterhouse area

A new green-and-blue infrastructure project in Glasgow’s Greater Easterhouse area is now under way. It aims to use and develop the location’s natural resources to encourage use of local parks, create drainage capacity to facilitate regeneration, reduce flooding and protect local wildlife.

Glasgow City Council

Border rail success

More than four million journeys have been made on the Borders Railway since it opened to rail passengers three years ago.

BBC News

Aberdeenshire offshore wind array opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the offshore wind farm that incensed Donald Trump because of its proximity to his Aberdeenshire golf resort at Menie.

The Scotsman

Carbon taskforce established

A national taskforce to advise on how Scotland should achieve a carbon-neutral economy has been launched, chaired by Professor Jim Skea OBE.

Scottish Government

East Kilbride bulk goods project proposed

Developer London & Scottish Investments has unveiled proposals for an 116,00 square metres bulk goods retail park at Peel Park, East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire.

BBC

Arbroath retail development revealed

Property consultants Graham + Sibbald have revealed plans to develop the former Presentation Products site in Arbroath into a major retail development.

Scottish Construction Now

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