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Scotland round-up: Petition warns of ‘Trump fiasco’ over green belt development; New home registrations fall 9 per cent across Scotland

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 30 April-6 May, 2016

Plymouth City Council wins big at RTPI awards

‘Plan for Homes’, by Plymouth City Council, was announced as the 2016 winner of the RTPI’s Silver Jubilee Cup at the institute’s Awards for Planning Excellence yesterday (5 May).

The Planner

Petition warns of ‘Trump fiasco’ over green belt development near Dunblane

A petition of more than 1,000 signatures against a proposed sports and housing development near Dunblane has been submitted to Holyrood.

The Planner

New home registrations fall 9 per cent across Scotland

The number of new homes registered in Scotland fell during the first three months of this year, according to the latest figures from the National House Building Council.

The Scotsman

Revised Quantans Hill wind farm scheme seeks progress

Revised plans by energy company E.On for a wind farm near Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway are in prospect.

BBC News 

Wind power provides electricity for 75 per cent of Scots homes

A jump in wind power led to wind turbines producing enough electricity to meet the needs of more than three-quarters of Scottish households in April, figures have revealed.

The Scotsman

Fears hotel development could block West Highland Way

The owners of the Kings House Hotel on Rannoch Moor in Glen Coe have put forward plans for a total overhaul of their buildings, a move that has generated opposition from the Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society, which fears the impact on a key hiking route.

The Scotsman

Affordable homes for Luss as landowner gifts £150,000 plot to developers

Affordable homes are to be built in Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, one of Scotland's most sought-after beauty spots, after the landowner donated a plot worth more than £150,000 to developers.

Herald Scotland

Stranraer regeneration funds seek clearance

Dumfries and Galloway Council is being asked to agree to contribute a further £321,000 towards a £3.5 million regeneration of Stranraer town centre.

BBC News