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09/09/2016

Scotland round-up: Masterplan submitted for new Edinburgh neighbourhood; Scottish Government makes infrastructure commitment

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 3 September-9 September, 2016

Masterplan submitted for new Edinburgh neighbourhood

The EDI Group, the arms-length council development company, has submitted a masterplan for a new neighbourhood of up to 1,330 new homes at a 48-hectare site on the south-eastern flank of Edinburgh.

The Planner

Scottish Government makes infrastructure commitment

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined her government’s commitment to addressing climate change and modernising infrastructure in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2016-17.

The Planner

MoD and Network Rail unlock land for over 25,000 homes

Defence secretary Michael Fallon has announced plans to release 13 sites to build up 17,000 homes while Network Rail has released enough land for up to 12,000 homes.

The Planner

UCL campaign wins RTPI Sir Peter Hall award

The winners of the 2016 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence have been announced at a ceremony at the UK-Ireland Planning Conference in Cardiff.

The Planner

Modifications to Edinburgh Draft Local Development Plan accepted

Edinburgh City Council planning committee this week approved the post examination modifications to the latest version of its draft local development plan.

The City of Edinburgh Council

Ambitious growth plans to deliver affordable housing approved

East Lothian Council has approved its local development plan which sets out how it will deliver over 10,000 new homes over the next 10 years.

East Lothian Council

Building boost as ‘hub’ programme breaks £1bn mark

Figures published this week by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) show the value of schools, health centres and town-centre facilities being built for public sector organisations has reached just over £1.1bn.

The Scotsman

500 new homes planned for Portobello site

Barratt Homes has submitted an application to build 500 homes on the outskirts of Portobello.

Edinburgh Evening News

Dumfries and Galloway wind turbine total approaches 600

The number of wind turbines built, under construction or given planning consent in Dumfries and Galloway is nearing the 600 mark across the region.

BBC News

Springfield Properties lays out plans for 3,700 homes

Housebuilder Springfield Properties reveals it has received approval to build more than 1,700 new homes at 13 sites across Scotland, and is seeking planning permission for a further 2,000 properties.

The Scotsman

Council confirms details of sale of Merchant City site for hotel development

Glasgow City Council has approved the sale of an NCP car park for the development of a 400-bed hotel in the Merchant City.

Glasgow City Council

Prince Charles diner in Cairngorms gets green light

The Duke of Rothesay (aka Prince Charles), is to bring his Highgrove brand to a pop up restaurant and shop in Ballater after getting planning permission.

The Scotsman

Community right to buy deal announced

Cabinet Secretary for Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham has announced that more than 500,000 acres in Scotland are now in community ownership – breaking the half way mark on the million acres target set in 2013.

The Scottish Government

First glimpse of new town centre

After more than a decade of failed bids to breathe new life into Glenrothes town centre, the first image of how the revamped North Street will eventually look has been revealed.

Fife Today

Empty Dingwall court in frame for new lease of life

A prominent Ross-shire courthouse is in the process of being sold to a private buyer who is planning to turn it into a residential home

Ross-shire Journal

South Lanarkshire Council in £127m 'waste-to-energy' deal

South Lanarkshire Council has become the sixth Scottish council to sign a deal that will see landfill-bound waste diverted and converted into fuel for an energy from waste facility.

BBC News

Judy Murray: It is now or never for sporting super hub

Judy Murray has made a passionate plea for ministers to approve a new tennis and golf hub she believes will transform the grassroots games in Scotland when the public inquiry into controversial plans for the scheme and new homes at a green belt location near Stirling opened this week.

Herald Scotland

RSPB Scotland makes last ditch attempt to save Children's Wood from housing project

The two-day public hearing into housing plans for the site of a wood adopted by families in Glasgow has ended. 

Herald Scotland

Calls to extend Borders Railway after reopened line's runaway success

Campaigners are calling for a further extension to the Borders Railway on the first anniversary of its successful reopening.

Herald Scotland

Edinburgh Airport flight path consultation responses lost

Almost 200 responses in a public consultation into a new Edinburgh Airport flight path have been lost.

BBC News

Selkirk residents vote in favour of bypass

Residents of a Scottish Borders town have voted resoundingly in favour of the construction of a bypass.

BBC News


 

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