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Scotland round-up: River Clyde waterfront sites could provide 2,400 homes for greater Glasgow; Airthrey Kerse housing development rejected by councillors

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 26 March-1 April, 2016

River Clyde waterfront sites could provide 2,400 homes for greater Glasgow

West Dunbartonshire Council has approved Clydeside Regeneration’s masterplan for the redevelopment of the former John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank on the western side of Glasgow.

The Planner

RTPI Research Awards open for entry

The 2016 RTPI Awards for Research Excellence are now open for entries from all RTPI accredited planning schools and planning consultancies in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and internationally.


'Queen of the curve' Zaha Hadid dies aged 65

Dame Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect, whose designs include the London Olympic aquatic centre, has died aged 65.

The Guardian

Airthrey Kerse housing development rejected by councillors

Plans for a major housing scheme of 600 new homes at Airthrey Kerse in Bridge of Allan have been rejected by Stirling Council.

BBC News

Plans lodged for new Glasgow civic square to be ‘cultural heart of city’s south side’

Plans have been lodged for a new civic square in Glasgow, billed as the future cultural heart of the city's south side.

Herald Scotland

Plans for Icelandic-style geothermal energy wells for Aberdeen

Proposals to drill a deep geothermal well below Aberdeen to heat local homes and businesses would unlock massive quantities of pollution-free energy, say campaigners.

Herald Scotland

£80m fish feed plant planned for Kyleakin on Skye

Fish farming company Marine Harvest has announced that the site of a former quarry at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye is its preferred location for an £80 million fish feed factory.

BBC News

North of Scotland power link project boosted by £500m loan

The European Investment Bank is to provide a £500 million loan to support the construction of a major new power link for the north of Scotland, which includes a 100 mile-long subsea cable between Spittal in Caithness and Blackhillock in Moray.

BBC News

New direction on meteorological technical sites published

The revised circular 2/2003 on safeguarding includes a new direction that reflects a change primarily in respect of meteorological technical sites.

Scottish Government

Householder permitted development rights updated

Circular 1/2012 – Guidance on Householder Permitted Development Rights has been updated to reflect changes in domestic permitted development rights for air source heat pumps. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2016 amends Class 6H of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992.