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15/02/2019

Scotland round-up: Plans submitted for second phase of Edinburgh brewery redevelopment; Whisky tourist attraction unveiled for capital

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 9 February-15 February, 2019

Plans submitted for second phase of Edinburgh brewery redevelopment

Developer Vastint Hospitality has lodged plans with the city council for the second phase of its ambitious mixed-use redevelopment of Edinburgh’s old Fountainbridge Brewery site.

The Planner

Whisky tourist attraction unveiled for capital

Plans to transform a building once occupied by a House of Fraser store in Edinburgh’s Princes Street into a 'global visitor experience' for Johnnie Walker whisky have been submitted to the city council by drinks giant Diageo.

Glasgow Herald

Auld Reekie also congested

The Scottish capital has been named as the second most congested city in the UK, according to new analysis by transport data firm Inrix.

The Scotsman

Go-ahead for Dubai ruler’s estate additions

Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has had plans for his Scottish Highlands estate approved, a move involving the addition of a nine-bedroom house and a lodge for his staff.

The Scotsman

Clyde river park mooted

A 'world-class river park' along both banks of the Clyde is among plans being considered by the city council for the regeneration of Broomielaw, a historic area in Glasgow city centre that is key to the further regeneration of both the city centre and the River Clyde corridor.

Glasgow City Council

Subsiding Aberdeen flats face demolition

Thirteen blocks of flats in Aberdeen are to be demolished due to long-running subsidence issues.

Scottish Housing News

Big loan for Glasgow office

HFD Property Group has secured an £88.9 million development loan to progress its 29,089 square metre Bothwell Exchange office project in Glasgow, which will boast Scotland’s first office rooftop running track.

Scottish Construction Now

Edinburgh airport hotel move

Edinburgh Airport could be set for a new 200-bed hotel under proposals submitted to the local authority.

Scottish Construction Now

Edinburgh tram extension costs balloon

Controversial plans to extend Edinburgh’s tram system to Newhaven will now cost 25 per cent more than originally anticipated, according to the latest business case.

Edinburgh Evening News

Habitat funding boost

Scottish Natural Heritage has issued a call for projects to improve habitats, safeguard species and encourage increased access to nature which could benefit from up to £2 million in grants from the two-year Biodiversity Challenge Fund,

Scottish Natural Heritage

Inverness waste project

The Highland Council has submitted a planning application to develop a new centralised waste management facility to recover recyclates and produce refuse derived fuel at a former landfill site in Stadium Road, Inverness.

The Highland Council

High Street gloom

One in eight high street shop premises lay vacant last month, the latest retail figures show.

The Scotsman

Green homes initiative

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, Architecture and Design Scotland and the government to support more innovative and greener designs in the housing sector.

Scottish Housing News

Listing and Gaelic name for Sutherland bridge

The Kylesku Bridge, the first crossing to be legally named in Gaelic (Drochaid a’ Chaolais Chumhaing) has been awarded Category A status by Historic Environment Scotland.

Scottish Construction Now

New town centre for Newtown St Boswell in the Borders?

A major revamp of a Scottish Borders auction mart, and the redevelopment of adjoining land with new homes and businesses could create a new town centre for Newtown St Boswells, under proposals submitted by the H&H Group to Scottish Borders Council.

BBC News

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