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Scotland round-up: Peel canvasses public opinion on Glasgow development; 350 new homes proposed for Balerno

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 7 November-13 November, 2020

Peel canvasses public opinion on redevelopment of Glasgow’s Yorkhill Quay

Developer Peel Group has launched a public consultation into its proposals for a mixed-use residential-led scheme at Glasgow’s Yorkhill Quay, which involves plans for 1,100 new homes.

The Planner

Labour urges government to bring forward flooding investment

Ahead of the spending review, the Labour Party has called for the flooding protection investment to be brought forward as part of a wider challenge to the government to ‘Build it in Britain’.

The Planner

350 new homes proposed for Balerno

An application for planning permission in principle has been submitted for a residential-led development in the Edinburgh suburb of Balerno. It involves around 350 homes alongside a new health centre and community facilities at Ravelrig Road.

Scottish Housing News

Ministers set to decide fate of Pacific Quay hotel

Glasgow City Council members have gone against the recommendation of officials and approved proposals for a 150-bed Holiday Inn hotel on the former Glasgow Garden Festival site at Pacific Quay after a special hearing. The application will now be considered by ministers as there was an objection from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency over flooding.

Scottish Construction Now

Go-ahead for Granton Gasworks Station makeover

On behalf of the city council, ADP Architecture has secured planning permission and listed building consent for the full refurbishment of the former Granton Gasworks Station on Edinburgh’s Waterfront Avenue to provide about 560 square metres of flexible office space over two floors.

Scottish Construction Now

Milltimber housing blocked

Aberdeen councillors have gone against the recommendations of officers and rejected plans for 99 new homes in the affluent suburb of Milltimber.

Scottish Housing News

Aberdour housing

CALA Homes (East) has lodged detailed proposals with Fife Council for 85 homes to the south of Aberdour Main Street, including 25 per cent affordable housing.

Scottish Construction Now

150 Fife homes proposal

Developer Avant Homes is consulting on plans to build about 150 new homes at Cairneyhill in Fife.

Glasgow Herald

Aberdeen council housing

The city council is consulting on its plans to build 99 new council homes in the Kincorth area of Aberdeen.

Scottish Housing News

Ullapool fish farm objections

Conservation charity the Scottish Wildlife Trust has objected to a planned fish farm at a site near Horse Island in the Summer Isles, north of Ullapool, which is in a marine protected area in the Highlands.

BBC News

Motherwell rail station funding

Plans to create an improved transport interchange at Motherwell railway station have been approved by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet with funding of £3.5 million from the city deal.

Scottish Construction Now

Funding boost for huge border landmark sculpture

A funding pledge of £5.5 million could resurrect ambitious proposals for a landmark sculpture called the Star of Caledonia, earmarked for a site near Gretna close to the Scotland-England border. The sculpture would be twice as tall as the Angel of the North.

BBC News

North Ayrshire consults on regeneration priorities

North Ayrshire Council is asking local communities to have their say about which physical regeneration projects are priorities within their local area.

North Ayrshire Council

Extension for funding for rural and island affordable housing projects

A five-year programme to fund affordable housing projects in rural and island communities is being extended, housing minister Kevin Stewart has told MSPs.

Scottish Government

Updated housing need and demand assessment tool

The government has released an updated housing need and demand assessment (HNDA) tool to guide practitioners when estimating housing need in an area.

Scottish Government

Planning and housing technical amendments responses

The administration has published responses to its recent technical consultation on policy amendments for planning policy and housing.

Scottish Government

Glasgow signs off Blythswood and Central DRFs

Glasgow City Council has now approved so-called District Regeneration Frameworks (DRF) for both the Blythswood and Central districts of the city centre.

Glasgow City Council