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Scotland round-up: Scottish capital’s LDP planning scheme agreed; Stirling homes approved

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 3 August-9 August

Scottish capital’s LDP agreed

Edinburgh City Council has agreed the planning scheme for the capital’s latest local development plan, 'City Plan 2030'. This should see the main issues report published in November this year with the proposed blueprint reported to the planning committee by next August.

The Planner

Guidance issued for measuring land

Draft guidance for what would become global best practice for the consistent calculation of land measurement and associated metrics has been published for consultation.

The Planner

Stirling homes approved

The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has approved housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel’s proposals for 88 new family homes at Drymen near Stirling, a proportion of which will be affordable.

Scottish Housing News

Key Jurassic sites on Skye protected

Internationally recognised Jurassic sites on Skye, containing rare evidence of how dinosaurs and early mammals lived many millions of years ago, have been given greater protection now that they are the subject of a Nature Conservation Order signed by Mairi Gougeon, the minister for rural affairs and the natural environment.

Scottish Construction Now

Edinburgh in thrall to Airbnb? (subscription)

One in every 10 properties in Edinburgh city centre is listed on Airbnb, according to a new investigation reported by The Times.

The Times

Berwickshire tourist lodge development deferred

Proposals for a major holiday development near Foulden, Berwickshire, involving 52 lodges as well as an office building, reception area and shop, have been deferred.

BBC News

Dundee waterfront homes

Next month Hillcrest Housing Association is set to begin a 119 new affordable housing development programme involving two blocks of flats costing £13 million in Dundee’s City Quay, part of the wider waterfront regeneration area.

Scottish Construction Now

Funding boost for green projects in Glasgow, Bishopbriggs and Dunfermline

Almost £8 million of funding has been announced by Scottish Natural Heritage for seven projects designed to improve habitats and biodiversity, transform derelict land, tackle flood risk and create new active travel routes, community gardens and play areas in Glasgow, Bishopbriggs and Dunfermline.

Scottish Natural Heritage

Video of ground-breaking Glasgow office block

HFD Group has unveiled a CGI fly-through video for its new 177 Bothwell Street 13-storey development, set to become Glasgow’s largest and most ambitious office building with 318 cycle spaces and electric vehicle charging points, and a 745-square-metre rooftop terrace and running track.

Scottish Construction Now