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Edinburgh Council declines to re-establish arm's-length trams company for inquiry

The City of Edinburgh Council has refused to re-establish an arms-length company to provide evidence for the Tram Inquiry.

Published 14 August 2015

West Link given green light after Highland Council CPO

Scottish Ministers have completed the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) which will enable the West Link road project to go ahead, the Highland Council has confirmed.

Published 14 August 2015

ONS: Construction output shows continued growth

Construction output rose by 0.2 per cent between the first and second quarters, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

Published 14 August 2015

University of Aberdeen unveils Passivhaus nursery on campus

A £2 million nursery for pre-school children of students and staff at the University of Aberdeen has become the first fully certified Passivhaus building in Scotland to also attain a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Published 14 August 2015

Experts urge Scotland not to follow Chancellor’s ‘highly regressive’ zero-carbon homes stance

A group of academics, business leaders and professionals have written to first minister Nicola Sturgeon urging her to reject the UK government’s sudden U-turn over the long-established zero carbon homes policy.

Published 14 August 2015

Business leaders urged to back £1bn city region deal bid

Business leaders throughout Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland are being urged to pledge their support for a proposal designed to accelerate growth in the region.

Published 14 August 2015

Diggers move in on East Ayrshire retail site

A regeneration project in East Ayrshire has taken a step forward following the arrival of diggers on site. 

Published 14 August 2015

Building Briefs – August 14th

Provost opens new state-of-the art flat in Largs

Published 14 August 2015

Edinburgh ‘ribbon’ hotel wins approval

Plans for a new hotel at the heart of the new St James centre development in Edinburgh have been given the green light, despite concerns that its centrepiece ‘ribbon’ design could “damage” the city’s skyline.

Published 13 August 2015

Green light for Perth Theatre’s £16m restoration

Work to redevelop Perth’s 115-year old theatre could begin as early as next week after Perth & Kinross Council granted planning and listed building consent.

Published 13 August 2015

New planning guidance issued for Dundee Waterfront

Dundee City Council has published new planning and design guidelines that will provide the framework for the new buildings in the £1 billion waterfront development following the completion of most of the infrastructure work.

Published 13 August 2015

Work underway on Midlothian primary school

Work has started on a £6.6 million primary school for Bilston in Midlothian.

Published 13 August 2015

Pioneering factory assembled social homes ready in just three weeks

Fully assembled social homes are ready to leave the factory for Highland tenants after just three weeks of construction work, thanks to a pioneering new project.

Published 13 August 2015

Developer lodges legal appeal against Aberdeenshire planning authority

Elsick Development Company (EDC) has lodged a legal appeal against the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority (SDPA).

Published 13 August 2015

Queensferry Crossing now UK’s tallest bridge

The new Queensferry Crossing has outgrown the tallest bridges in the UK some 16 months before it is due to start carrying traffic across the Firth of Forth.

Published 13 August 2015