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Scotland round-up: Trump company mulls Turnberry expansion; Edinburgh Airport hotel scheme submitted to council

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 11 July-17 July, 2020

Trump company mulls Turnberry expansion

The Trump Organisation is working up a major expansion of its Turnberry golf resort with proposals for a new 'world class coastal retreat' .

The Planner

International competition launched to design railway stations

Network Rail and RIBA Competitions have launched an international competition aimed at influencing future British railway station design.  

The Planner

Edinburgh Airport hotel scheme submitted

Plans have been submitted for 251-bed hotel near Edinburgh Airport on a site currently occupied by car parking to the south west of the terminal building, on the corner of Fairview Road and Ingliston Road.

Scottish Construction Now

Glasgow office project

Drum Property Group has submitted detailed proposals for an 11-strorey, 15,800 square metre office building at its mixed-use riverside campus at Tradeston, Glasgow.

Scottish Construction Now

Basement gym for capital

The basement of the former BHS department store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street is set to be transformed into a 1,855 square metre gym.

Edinburgh Evening News

Car land grab

The Scottish Parliament’s think tank, Scotland’s Futures Forum, has published an analysis which highlights the large amount of space that private cars take up in Scotland’s cities – with between 34.5 and 41 per cent of space given over to roads, car-parks and on-street car-parking in Dundee and Glasgow.

Scotland’s Future Forum

Green recovery strategy

A coalition of experts has drawn up a blueprint for Scotland’s green economic recovery from Covid-19. The scheme involves £150 billion of capital investment, the scrapping of spending commitments to increase road capacity, more tree planting and the adaptation of agriculture and tourism industries 'to kickstart a sustainable jobs revolution'.

Glasgow Herald

Meadowbank development

Artisan Real Estate UK and Unite Students have progressed plans for a mixed development of housing and student accommodation in the Meadowbank area of Edinburgh, with the latter confirming it has acquired a new 300-bed development site on the Abbeyhill Industrial Estate in Abbey Lane. 

Glasgow Herald

Funding for coastal communities

Coastal communities across the country will receive £9.7 million of revenue generated by the Scottish Crown Estate’s marine assets, which will in part target support for responding to the impact of Covid-19.

Scottish Government

Report urges rural housing land rethink

Scotland needs to look at new models of bringing land forward to deliver much-needed rural housing, according to a report written by property consultancy Savills for the Scottish Land Commission.

Scottish Land Commission

Go-ahead for Shetland power link

Plans for a £600 million subsea power link between Shetland and the Scottish mainland, needed to transmit renewable energy exports from wind farms on the island, have been signed off by energy regulator Ofgem.

BBC News

Finieston Crane regeneration plans outlined

Proposals have been unveiled to revamp the iconic Finieston Crane as a major attraction with the Glasgow landmark providing a museum, visitors centre and a restaurant at a cost of £7 million.

Glasgow Live

New homes proposed for the capital’s South Gilmerton Farm

G+GA Architecture has submitted proposals for a 46-home development at South Gilmerton Farm in Edinburgh. It would incorporate a 19th century farmhouse and involve the demolition of ancillary buildings, the stone walls for which would be recycled as part of the scheme.

Scottish Housing News