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Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust buys secondary school site for new homes

The communities of Tomintoul and Glenlivet took a huge step towards realising their aspirations for community-owned housing last week with the purchase of the site of the former secondary school in Tomintoul.

Published 2 December 2020

Success of Argyll and Bute heritage regeneration projects continue

Almost £5 million worth of projects to regenerate historic buildings in Rothesay and Dunoon have continued to deliver strong results. 

Published 2 December 2020

Planning students provides inspiration for the future of Perth 

The creation of a new urban waterfront is just one of the ideas devised by University of Dundee students challenged to envision the future of the historic city of Perth. 

Published 2 December 2020

Twelve Days of Spifox videos to boost property and construction charity’s annual fundraising

A unique video version of the Twelve Days of Christmas has been created by Scottish property and construction charity Spifox after COVID-19 restrictions called time on its annual major fundraising event. 

Published 2 December 2020

Building Briefs - December 2nd

A new intergenerational neighbourhood in Perth designed by Glasgow architecture firm Anderson Bell + Christie for the Gannochy Trust, has won the Large Residential category and a sustainability accolade at the Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 2020, which took place at a virtual ceremony on Friday November 27.

Published 2 December 2020

And finally... 'Martian House' approved for Bristol

A full-scale house designed for future life on Mars has received planning permission in Bristol.

Published 2 December 2020

Linear Group unveils new building compliance division as turnover tops £30m

Contracting and fit-out specialist Linear Group has announced the launch of a new division dedicated to providing expert solutions across fire, acoustics and compartmentation to ensure optimal compliance across these vital areas for building owners, managers and developers. 

Published 1 December 2020

CMA accepts Breedon's plan to sell 14 sites

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has paved the way for materials supplier Breedon to acquire around 100 sites from Cemex after accepting moves by the company to resolve competition concerns.

Published 1 December 2020

Final piece of revised masterplan submitted for Westfield

The prospect of construction finally commencing on new homes at Westfield has moved a step closer after the owner of the site submitted the final phase of its planning application to West Lothian Council and said construction could begin in late 2021.

Published 1 December 2020

Funding boost for 250-flat project at Glasgow Meatmarket

A £42.6 million project to transform a former meat market into 252 flats for mid-market rent has received grant approval via Glasgow City Council’s affordable housing supply programme.

Published 1 December 2020

Fife's world-first zero carbon hydrogen-to-homes project gets green light

Gas network company SGN has received approval to build a world-first 100% green hydrogen-to-homes demonstration network in Fife.

Published 1 December 2020

Springfield given green light for new homes in Heathhall

Springfield Properties has been granted planning consent for 64 new homes in Heathhall, Dumfries. 

Published 1 December 2020

Kevin Stewart: Building a planning system for the future

Minister for local government, housing & planning Kevin Stewart reflects on a big week in the world of planning in Scotland.

Published 1 December 2020

Transformation of iconic Govan school provides new home for Elderpark

Elderpark Housing has moved into its new home in Govan after a stunning transformation of a 19th century former school.

Published 1 December 2020

Argyll and Bute Council agrees plan to build 900 homes in five years

Argyll and Bute Council has approved a new housing strategy that sets out plans to build over 900 affordable homes over the next five years.

Published 1 December 2020