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18/04/2019

Scotland round-up: Masterplan move to transform Irvine harbour; City planners back capital concert hall

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 13 April-18 April, 2019

Masterplan move to transform Irvine harbour

Preparatory work for a masterplan designed to transform Irvine’s harbourside was set in motion this week. A cabinet meeting of North Ayrshire Council agreed on the move, which will see the council collaborate with key landowner NPL Estates.

The Planner

City planners back capital concert hall

Proposals for a 1,000-seater auditorium, Edinburgh’s first purpose-built music venue in over a century, have been recommended for approval by city planners.

Scottish Construction Now

Elgin infrastructure partner sought

Moray Council has announced that it is looking for a development partner to provide the infrastructure required for a regeneration scheme to the south of Elgin that will eventually provide 382 new homes.

Scottish Housing News

New homes for Montrose

Sunnyside Estates Ltd has secured planning permission for the initial phase involving 142 new dwellings at a development in Montrose. It will provide up to 450 new homes when complete and will see a listed hospital building converted into residential use.

Scottish Housing News

Infrastructure update issued

A total of 19 new school projects are among the £1.4 billion of new building projects completed in the past year, according to the latest update of the government’s infrastructure programme. It also says that the V&A Museum, new roads and railway lines and local healthcare facilities were finished over the period in question.

Scottish Government

Glasgow pollution concern

Soil close to Polmadie Burn in Glasgow that has been polluted with a cancer-causing chemical will be tested for contamination following concerns voiced by locals.

Glasgow Herald

Culloden needs World Heritage status?

The custodians of Culloden Battlefield have argued that securing UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the historic landscape could be the only “sure-fire way” of protecting it from developers.

The Scotsman

Scots wary of home improvements

Scottish homeowners are the least likely in Britain to improve their property after the number of home improvement planning applications decreased last year, according to a report compiled by construction industry analyst Barbour ABI.

Scottish Housing News

Phone mast wrangle in Local Hero village

Aberdeenshire Council has deferred a decision over a mobile phone mast proposed for the picturesque harbour village of Pennan made famous by the 1983 film Local Hero.

The Scotsman

Aberdeen bike hire survey

A survey has started to find out people’s views on a potential public bike hire scheme in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City Council

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