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19/10/2018

Scotland round-up: North Glasgow regeneration at Port Dundas makes waves; Consultation begins over big city noise action plans

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 13 October-19 October, 2018

North Glasgow regeneration at Port Dundas makes waves

The regeneration of north Glasgow has been boosted by the news that site work is under way on the former Diageo distillery site in Port Dundas, earmarked to provide 600 new homes.

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RTPI members elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences announces that four members of the RTPI have been elected as fellows.

RTPI

Consultation begins over big city noise action plans

The administration has begun public consultation on the draft noise action plans for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Scottish Government

Cairngorms dry ski slope blocked

Plans for a new dry ski slope area at the CairnGorm Mountain snows ports centre near Aviemore have been rejected by the Cairngorms National Park Authority against the advice of officials.

BBC News

Scottish Borders plans 1,000 affordable homes

More than 1,000 new affordable homes across the Scottish Borders could be delivered over the next five-year period. The local authority’s latest Strategic Housing Investment Plan includes several regeneration projects, like that planned by Waverley Housing in Upper Langlee, which the council is supporting.

Scottish Borders Council

St Andrews development

Proposals have been submitted to Fife Council for a £23 million student accommodation scheme and 90-bed hotel for a site at Abbey Park in St Andrews.

The Scotsman

Milestone for Jordanhill campus redevelopment

CALA Homes has passed a milestone in its £100 million plan to build more than 400 new homes on Strathclyde University’s former Jordanhill Campus, after completing the purchase of the site.

Glasgow Herald

Greenlight for East Lothian homes

Developer Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has secured planning permission for more than 100 new homes at Macmerry in East Lothian.

Scottish Housing News

Capital pioneers Passivhaus schools

The first ‘Passivhaus’ schools in Scotland will be constructed in the capital as councillors progress funding for three new buildings.

Edinburgh Evening News

Scottish Power opts to go wind-only

Scottish Power is set to become the first major UK energy company to generate all its electricity from wind power now that it has agreed to sell the remainder of its conventional gas and hydro generation assets to power company Drax.

BBC News

Electric planes proposal for Orkney service

Loganair’s Orkney island-hopping air service, which includes the shortest scheduled flight in the world, could start to use electric-powered planes within three years.

BBC News

Fair Isle power upgrade

Fair Isle, the remote island half way between Orkney and Shetland, is now to have a reliable 24 hours a day electricity supply for the first time courtesy of three wind turbines, solar panels and a phalanx of batteries.

Scottish Government

Three cities in plans to attract international investors

Edinburgh’s Bioquarter, the Dundee Waterfront and Glasgow’s Buchanan Wharf are highlighted in the government’s latest prospectus of schemes which ministers hope will prove attractive to international investors.

Scottish Government

Cockburnspath holiday plans withdrawn

Proposals to expand a holiday park at Pease Bay, near Cockburnspath in south-east Scotland, have been withdrawn after planning officials from Scottish Borders Council raised concerns about its landscape impact.

BBC News

Consultation begins on tourist tax for the capital

The City of Edinburgh Council has formally kicked off a citywide consultation on proposals for a Transient Visitor Levy or 'tourist tax’.

Edinburgh City Council

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