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Court rejects appeal against refusal of permission for North Lanarkshire energy-from-waste development

A bio-energy company whose appeal against the refusal of an application for planning permission for an energy-from-waste installation was refused by the Scottish Ministers has failed to appeal that decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Published 17 September 2021

Lighthouse Club supported over 2,200 families last year

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has just released its 2020 Impact Report which demonstrates the vital support they provided in 2020.

Published 17 September 2021

Tom Harley-Haddow OBE

Tom Harley-Haddow, founder of multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Harley Haddow, has passed away at the age of 99. Harley Haddow pays tribute below.

Published 17 September 2021

Edinburgh start-up creates technology to help tackle social housing waiting lists

Grand Bequest, an Edinburgh-based tech start-up, has created unique property technology that will empower individuals to save and re-use old, vacant buildings across Scotland.

Published 17 September 2021

And finally... flying straight

The World Trade Center in New York City has urged office tenants to turn off their lights at night after hundreds of migratory birds crashed into skyscrapers this week.

Published 17 September 2021

Halliday Fraser Munro commits to sustainable future with Replanet initiative launch

Architecture and planning practice Halliday Fraser Munro has launched a far-reaching initiative that it said will underpin the journey to carbon zero and its commitment to a sustainable future for all.

Published 16 September 2021

Court of Session rules against Dundee City Council's e-bike station planning approval

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has declared that a purported planning grant for an e-bike docking station outside a Category B listed tenement building in Dundee is ultra vires and of no effect after the decision was challenged by locals.

Published 16 September 2021

Success of SFT hub programme sees value of completed community projects pass £2.5bn

Since becoming fully operational in 2012, the five companies delivering the Scotland-wide hub community infrastructure programme have completed 223 community projects worth over £2.5 billion.

Published 16 September 2021

SNIPEF enhances industrial relations offering with specialist appointment 

The campaigning trade association for the plumbing and heating sector has enriched the services it offers its members with the expansion of its Industrial Relations (IR) department and the appointment of another IR specialist.

Published 16 September 2021

Demonstrator home to showcase Scottish homegrown timber at COP26

A team of experts exploring the mainstream use of homegrown timber in the construction sector has secured funding for the next phase of a demonstrator project which will see the first two-storey modular home manufactured from Scottish mass timber displayed during COP26.

Published 16 September 2021

Barratt Homes expands offering at Winchburgh with 33 new homes

Barratt Homes is to extend the offering at its Caisteal Gardens development in Winchburgh, Broxburn by adding 33 new homes to its build programme.

Published 16 September 2021

Regeneration of Glenrothes paper mill site continues with plans for 97 homes

Plans have been submitted for a further 97 new homes on the site of the former Tullis Russell works in Glenrothes.

Published 16 September 2021

Scottish Borders Council to deliver significant increase in affordable homes

Significantly more affordable homes could be delivered in 2021/22 than Scottish Borders Council’s annual target thanks to increased funding and the commitment of a range of local partners, including the region’s four registered social landlords, the local authority has revealed.

Published 16 September 2021

And finally... out of this world

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed 'cosmic concrete' from space dust and astronaut blood in order to make construction in space easier.

Published 16 September 2021

Allan Murray Architects rebrands to aide continued expansion

AMA Studio, an architecture practice that has helped shape modern Edinburgh through several major city-centre developments, is rebranding as it eyes continued expansion throughout the UK.

Published 15 September 2021