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Scotland round-up: New guidance on housing and infrastructure delivery published in Scotland; New economic strategy for the Glasgow City Region

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 13 February-19 February, 2016

New guidance on housing and infrastructure delivery published

The Scottish Government's Planning and Architecture Division has published draft planning delivery advice on housing and infrastructure.

The Planner

Developer aims high with plans for hotel at Waterfront

Plans to build the tallest building in Edinburgh at the Waterfront have been unveiled by developers.

The Scotsman

Planners deal major blow to Straiton film studio bid

A bid to create the nation’s first film studio on the outskirts of Edinburgh - the controversial £150 million Pentland Studios project at Straiton - has been recommended for refusal by planners.

The Scotsman

New economic strategy for the Glasgow City Region

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal Cabinet has agreed to commission a new economic strategy for the whole city region.

Glasgow City Council

£10m plan announced to transform Dundee port into hub for oil and gas

A £10 million plan has been announced to transform Dundee’s port into a hub for the oil and gas, decommissioning and offshore wind sectors.

Herald Scotland

City Deal Cabinet approves funding for drainage plan to allow building of 22,000 new homes

Some £3.17 million of funding has been allocated for the next stage of the £46 million Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Plan. Once built, this urban flood prevention scheme will help to safeguard the building of 22,000 homes on brownfield sites whose development is currently not economically viable.

Glasgow City Council

SNP Government walks into row by announcing research into fracking

Ministers have announced three pieces of research into fracking, prompting concern that the administration will back the disputed energy extraction method after the election.

Herald Scotland

Agreement to strengthen cross-Border cooperation

A new agreement has been made for Scotland and the north of England to work closer together to improve transport connectivity.

Scottish Government

Scottish Conservatives call for 100,000 new homes to be built during next Parliament

The Scottish Conservatives have called for 100,000 new homes to be built over the course of the next Parliament.

Herald Scotland

Moffat celebrates Dark Sky status

A town in southern Scotland has received international recognition of its Dark Sky Community status. It has taken Moffat three years to achieve the accolade.

BBC News

Demolition of historic A-listed West End home sparks Glasgow City Council probe

A historic category A-listed house in Glasgow’s West End has been demolished, prompting an investigation by council planning enforcement officers.

Herald Scotland