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Scotland round-up: Major Perthshire housing scheme threatened by endangered pine marten; Scots wind farm to power Nestlé’s UK and Ireland factories

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 18 June-24 June, 2016

Referendum result: Not clear what effect will be on planning-related EU law – RTPI

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, but the RTPI says despite the result the planning profession will continue to be international in its outlook.

The Planner 

Major Perthshire housing scheme threatened by endangered pine marten

Proposals for hundreds of new homes on the edge of Scone, Perthshire, could be stalled by the discovery by two teenage boys of a pine marten.

The Planner

Scots wind farm to power Nestlé’s UK and Ireland factories

A new wind farm in Scotland is set to supply half the power needed for Nestlé’s operations in the UK and Ireland, the company has announced.

The Scotsman 

Funds secured for historic properties in Scotland

More than £1.7 million in funding has been awarded to projects conserving historic properties across Scotland courtesy of Historic Environment Scotland’s building repair grants scheme.

BBC News 

Glenmuckloch coal mine wind farm seeks approval

Plans for a wind farm next to a former opencast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway have been lodged. The project - part of wider proposals for an energy park - would see eight turbines erected at Glenmuckloch north of Kirkconnel.

BBC News

Jedburgh whisky distillery plans lodged

Plans have been lodged for a £40 million whisky distillery development near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders.

BBC News 

Ofgem approves Scotland-Norway power cable

UK regulators have given the green light to plans for a £1.3 billion 400-mile subsea power cable project linking Scotland and Norway.

BBC News 

Glasgow's iconic Kelvin Hall set for further multimillion-pound investment

The redevelopment of one of Glasgow's most famous and best-loved landmarks, the iconic Kelvin Hall, is set to take a major step forward now over £8.2million worth of improvements are being brought forward by the city council.

Glasgow City Council 

Cycling strategy proposed

A proposed new cycling strategy for Dundee will be underpinned by a financial commitment from the council and a new permanent post to guide its delivery.

Dundee City Council 

Restored High Mill scoops national conservation award

A historic Dundee jute mill threatened with demolition before being saved by a £2.9 million restoration has won a national conservation award from Historic Environment Scotland.

BBC News

Council extends programme to target key areas for development

Edinburgh City Council is launching a new development programme that will focus on four issues: new sites for prime office development in the city centre; delivering additional light industrial space; providing housing for people on low to middle incomes; and increasing the supply of tech, creative and cultural space.

City of Edinburgh Council 

Inner city woodland at centre of long-running battle cannot be designated for housing

An inner city woodland at the centre of a long-running battle between residents and Glasgow City Council cannot be designated for housing, ministers have said.

Herald Scotland 

Historic battle site to be turned into solar farm

North Lanarkshire Council has approved controversial plans to locate a 5 MW solar power farm at the site of a historic battle.

Herald Scotland