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28/06/2019

Scotland round-up: Revised Ravenscraig masterplan is approved; Aberdeen hotel project back on track

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 22 June-28 June, 2019

Revised Ravenscraig masterplan is approved

North Lanarkshire Council has approved a revised masterplan designed to provide a blueprint for the regeneration of the former Ravenscraig steelworks complex – one of the largest brownfield sites in Europe.

The Planner

Aberdeen hotel project back on track

Long-standing plans to build a 200-bedroom hotel and country club near Aberdeen’s Hazlehead Park have moved closer to climbing off the drawing board now the project has received permission in principle from the city council.

Scottish Construction Now

Funding boost for peatland restoration

The Scottish Government has committed an extra £11 million to fund projects to restore degraded peatlands, following an initial commitment of £3 million earlier this year. 

Scottish Government

‘On yer ebike’ in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling

Scotland’s biggest electric bike hire scheme has been launched covering Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

The Scotsman

Keith affordable homes

Moray Council has granted Springfield Properties planning permission to build 122 affordable homes on an 8.6-hectare site in Keith’s Banff Road.

Scottish Housing News

St Andrews distillery project

Fife-based gin and whisky distiller Eden Mill has submitted plans for new production facilities at the new campus of the University of St Andrews. It involves the former paper mill at Guardbridge.

Scottish Construction Now

East Ayrshire wind farm moves

Developer Banks Renewables has submitted revised plans for a community-backed 22-turbine wind farm rated at 105 megawatts near New Cumnock in East Ayrshire.

Scottish Construction Now

Hawick incubator

Plans to turn a derelict former department store building in Hawick town centre into a business incubator centre have been given the go-ahead by Scottish Borders Council.

Scottish Borders Council

Green light for St Kilda tourist centre

A proposal for a visitor centre at Uig on the Isle of Lewis dedicated to the remote St Kilda archipelago has been given planning permission in principle.

BBC News

Uncertain fate for A-listed St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross

The Scottish Government has turned down a request to take over responsibility for the derelict A-listed St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross because of the costs involved. But it has offered to facilitate discussions with key partners about the modernist masterpiece’s future, which has been suggested as “curated decay”.

Scottish Government

Midlothian masterplans green-lit

Masterplans designed to regenerate Newtongrange centre and, separately, the Stobhill and Lady Victoria business centre have been approved by Midlothian Council.

Midlothian Council

Glasgow city centre pop-ups project

A new project will see 11 vacant shop units on Glasgow’s historic High Street and Saltmarket transformed into interim/temporary spaces, most of which are for the creative industries.

Glasgow City Council

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