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Planning decision improvements must be sustained to justify proposed fee increases

Homes for Scotland has welcomed latest official statistics reporting an improvement in decision times for both major and local planning applications in the first quarter of 2014/15.

Published 3 October 2014

Plans for new £50m bridge over the Clyde

A new £50 million bridge is being planned to connect two communities over the River Clyde.

Published 3 October 2014

Miller Homes puts the brakes on floatation plans

Miller Homes has shelved plans to float the business on the London stock exchange blaming volatility in the financial markets.

Published 3 October 2014

Building Briefs – October 2nd

ISG construction boss makes sudden exit

Published 2 October 2014

CBES awarded 7th consecutive RoSPA Gold

Published 2 October 2014

Ideas for Scotland’s largest community-owned solar project to be outlined

Building Scotland’s largest community-owned solar power park in Dundee would help tackle fuel poverty, reduce CO2 emissions and regenerate derelict and contaminated land, according to a speaker appearing at the University of Dundee next week.

Published 2 October 2014

Abandoned Crieff hotel makes way for 14 flats in £2m Kingdom project

Crieff councillors joined Kingdom Housing Association chairperson Charles Milne to mark the beginning of a £1.9 million project that will transform a long-abandoned hotel in the Perthshire town's High Street into 14 flats for affordable rent.

Published 2 October 2014

Willmott Dixon construction boss to step down

Willmott Dixon has announced that divisional chief executive of its Capital Works Division, John Frankiewicz is to step down at the end of this year as part of a “long planned succession strategy”.

Published 2 October 2014

Sharpest expansion of construction output for eight months

Sharp rises in housing, commercial and civil engineering activity ensured that output growth across the UK construction sector remained strong in September.

Published 2 October 2014

New designs unveiled for £104m Glasgow Queen Street station

Network Rail has unveiled updated designs for how Glasgow Queen Street station will look as it enters the second phase of public consultation on the proposed £104m transformation.

Published 1 October 2014

Officials recommend approval of Muse Aberdeen city centre plan

Plans for the redevelopment of the site of the former Aberdeen City Council headquarters have won the backing of council officials.

Published 1 October 2014

VINCI/ Costain JV wins £82m Scottish Water Shieldhall tunnel contract

VINCI Construction Grands Projects, working in a 50-50 joint venture with Costain, will build the Shieldhall tunnel in Glasgow for Scottish Water.

Published 1 October 2014

Scotland sees improvement in planning decision times

Decision times for local and major planning projects in Scotland are now the quickest since records began, according to new figures out today.

Published 1 October 2014

I & H Brown marks 50th anniversary with record order book

Perthshire civil engineering firm I & H Brown is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a record £38 million order book.

Published 1 October 2014