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Scotland round-up: Major West Edinburgh development with 7,000 homes proposed; Glasgow BTR scheme refused against advice of officials

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 27 November-3 December, 2021

Major West Edinburgh development with 7,000 homes proposed

The consortium that owns more than 83 hectares of development land in the west of Edinburgh by the airport has unveiled its latest proposals for a significant new neighbourhood to be built on the site.

The Planner

Five principles set out for levelling up

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has identified five principles that should ensure that local communities achieve levelling up – including building a solid evidence base.

The Planner

Huge Glasgow BTR scheme refused against advice of officials

City councillors have snubbed the advice of officials and rejected an application for 424 new build-to-rent (BTR) flats in Glasgow’s West End after raising concerns about massing and overshadowing.

Scottish Housing News

300-home development unveiled for Ratho

Developer Tarmac has unveiled proposals for a residential-led, mixed-use development of 300 new dwellings, a care home and retirement housing on a 23-hectare site that features a former cement works in the village of Ratho on the western outskirts of Edinburgh.

Scottish Housing News

Makeover for St Andrews hotel

Todd Architects has submitted a planning application to Fife Council for the refurbishment and extension of The Scores Hotel in St Andrews. It would involve the reconfiguration of the hotel’s existing rooms and a five-storey rear extension, a new restaurant, and a garden-dining area at the historic property a few yards from the first tee at the Old Course, overlooking the legendary Royal & Ancient Golf Clubhouse.

Scottish Construction Now

NPF4 latest consultations

The integrated impact assessment that supports NPF4 has been published for comment by the government as well as a series of documents covering life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and habitat appraisals.

Scottish Government

Barra distillery project

The Isle of Barra Distillers Ltd has revealed proposals for a £6 million distillery and visitor centre at Eoligarry in north Barra.

Scottish Construction Now

Orkney social housing boost

Councillors have given their approval for a strategic housing plan that could deliver more than 350 social homes in Orkney over the next five years.

Scottish Housing News

Dennistoun listed snooker hall site scheme

A vacant B-listed snooker hall site in Dennistoun could be converted into a development of 11 flats under plans lodged with Glasgow City Council.

Scottish Housing News

Aberdeen development poser

Countesswells Development Limited, the subsidiary of Stewart Milne Group set up to deliver 3,100 homes at a new community west of Aberdeen, has gone into administration with around 900 affordable and private homes plus some community facilities completed.

Glasgow Herald

Go-ahead for listed Glasgow city centre property redevelopment

Mosaic Architecture + Design has secured detailed planning permission and listed building consent to redevelop 50 Bothwell Street, a listed property in the heart of Glasgow city centre. The scheme will provide refurbished office accommodation as well as retail space, a new café and a business hub at street level.

Scottish Construction Now

Thumbs up for logistics development in Edinburgh’s Sighthill district

Industrial developer Chancerygate and specialist investor Bridges Fund Management have been given planning permission by the city council to create a grade A urban logistics and trade counter park providing 12,263 square metres of floor space on Bankhead Avenue in Sighthill, Edinburgh.

Scottish Construction Now

Highlands hydropower project switched on

A community on the west coast of Scotland has officially launched the UK’s largest community-owned hydropower scheme – a 1.6-megawatt project on the Barr River – as well as a community hub and new housing in the village of Lochaline.

Scottish Housing News

East Dunbartonshire LDP update

East Dunbartonshire Council is consulting on guidance relating to the local development plan (LDP) to ensure that the advice reflects policies set out in the emerging version of the latest blueprint, LDP 2.

East Dunbartonshire Council

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