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Scotland round-up: Ministers publish planning advice for short-term let control areas; Housing for Moodiesburn hospital site green-lit

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 26 June-2 July, 2021

Scottish ministers publish planning advice for short-term let control areas

Consultation on the details of a licensing scheme for Airbnb-type short-term lets in Scotland was published this week alongside a planning circular setting out how so-called ‘control areas’ should be established by planning authorities.

The Planner

Coal power to end earlier than planned, government announces

Energy and climate minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan has announced that Great Britain will not use coal to generate electricity from 1 October 2024 – one year earlier than originally planned.

The Planner

Housing for Moodiesburn hospital site green-lit

North Lanarkshire Council has approved Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s detailed proposals for 121 new homes on land that forms a key part of the wider development of the former Stoneyetts Hospital site in Moodiesburn.

Scottish Construction Now

Bellshill logistics park

Knight Property Group has submitted a full planning application to South Lanarkshire Council for a new £50 million logistics park in Bellshill which would see five speculative units – ranging in size from 2,688 to 11,675 square metres – built on the 5.6-hectare site of the former Devro factory.

Scottish Construction Now

Inverness veterinary hub

Scotland’s Rural College has lodged a planning application for its Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre on the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Inverness campus.

Scottish Construction Now

Arbroath new-build and holiday homes

The owner of the Seaton Estate in Arbroath has unveiled proposals for 40 new homes and 100 holiday homes at the site as well as a children’s play area, bar and restaurant, a wellness centre and more tree-planting.

Scottish Housing News

Edinburgh Airport solar farm

Edinburgh Airport is set to build a 4.55-hectare solar farm next to its runway that could provide just over a quarter of the airport's energy needs. The Scottish Government has put £2 million towards the cost of the project.

BBC News

Inverurie energy-from-waste project

A new energy-from-waste facility on the former Inverurie Paper Mill site at Kirkwood Commercial Park has been given the green light by Aberdeenshire Council

BBC News

Lidl eyes up 50 new sites

Discount retailer Lidl has published a list of 50 areas across Scotland where it is interested in acquiring sites for potential store development or relocation opportunities.

Glasgow Herald

Glasgow draft Inner East district strategic development framework launched

Glasgow City Council has launched a consultation on a draft strategic development framework for a large part of the city’s Inner East district over the next 10 years which identifies key priorities and design principles for areas including Barrowfield, Bridgeton, Calton/Barras, Carntyne, Cathedral Quadrant, Collegelands, Dalmarnock, Dennistoun, the Games Village, Haghill, Parkhead, Shettleston, The Forge and Tollcross.

Glasgow City Council

Peat foundation study

A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and capturing carbon dioxide.

Scottish Construction Now

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