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Scotland round-up: UNESCO puts Edinburgh’s world heritage status under scrutiny; Wind power providing almost half of Scotland’s energy

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of planning news in Scotland: 6 February -12 February, 2016

UNESCO puts Edinburgh’s world heritage status under scrutiny

United Nations culture agency UNESCO has launched a probe into Edinburgh’s world heritage site, which could see the Scottish capital lose its coveted status after more than two decades.

The Planner

RTPI publishes updated Code of Conduct

The RTPI has published an updated Code of Conduct, which is already in effect.

The Planner

Continental makeover planned for Edinburgh’s George Street

New spaces for festivals, events and pavement cafes will be created as one of Edinburgh’s flagship thoroughfares - George Street - gets a radical overhaul.

The Scotsman

Wind power providing almost half of Scotland’s energy supply

Wind power provided almost half of Scotland’s entire energy needs last month, research has shown.

The Scotsman

Progress for Dundee waterfront initiative

The £1 billion master plan to regenerate Dundee’s waterfront has taken a step forward with the appointment of a preferred development partner for part of the project. Our Enterprise, which operates a “social legacy” company model, has been selected by the city council to create a city square around the forthcoming V&A museum, with a new design and innovation quarter.

The Scotsman

Controversial Edinburgh flightpath trial declared a success, as report blames five people for ‘40 per cent of complaints’

A flight path study at Edinburgh Airport that attracted thousands of complaints has been hailed a success, as a "relatively small number" of local people were blamed for the majority of objections.

Herald Scotland

Fallago Rig wind farm seeks operational life extension

One of the most controversial wind farm developments in the Scottish Borders is seeking an extension to its operational life.

BBC News

Enterprising communities

More than 40 community organisations that are transforming disused properties and setting up enterprises in their areas will receive a share of a £2.5 million fund.

Scottish Government

Plans unveiled for construction on Dundee's waterfront

Plans have been unveiled for a £40 million hotel, office space and flats complex on Dundee's waterfront close to the new V&A museum and the entrance for the city's revamped railway station.

BBC News

Flag poles at Donald Trump’s Scottish golf course hit planning hitch

Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course has been forced to apply for retrospective planning permission for two large flag poles.

BBC News

Developer tees up plans for West Linton course

Developer Richmond Wight Estates has bought an 80 hectare golf course at Rutherford Castle, West Linton and announced proposals to build luxury lodges with an accompanying restaurant, spa, clubhouse and swimming pool while retaining nine holes from the parkland course.

The Scotsman