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Lawyers recommend changes to Scottish Government planning policy

Amendments should be made to the Scottish Government's planning policy to improve efficiency and transparency of the planning process, according to recommendations made by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 9 September 2020

Report highlights school estate improvements following record investment

Nine out of ten of pupils in Scotland, almost 635,000, are being taught in schools classed as being in a good or satisfactory condition, according to new statistics.

Published 9 September 2020

Elizabeth Leighton: Taking the green route to recovery

The Scottish Government must apply the same focus in driving a vibrant green recovery as it is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, says Elizabeth Leighton.

Published 9 September 2020

Affordable homes planned for council depot site in Huntly

Aberdeenshire Council has submitted plans to build more than a dozen affordable homes at the site of a former council depot in Huntly. 

Published 9 September 2020

Work restarts on pioneering Glasgow homes for people with disabilities

A housing provider has returned on-site to complete 24 accessible homes in Glasgow, which will help to transform the lives of people with disabilities.

Published 9 September 2020

Mactaggart & Mickel's Ed Monaghan named ‘director of the year’ at national awards

The CEO of housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel has been named ‘director of the year’ by the Institute of Directors at a celebration of Scotland’s leading businesses.

Published 9 September 2020

Financial expert joins CICV Forum webinar on project bank accounts

A leading financial expert has joined the panel of experts offering advice on project bank accounts (PBAs) at the first Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) commercial webinar.

Published 9 September 2020

Escape to the country 'in the pipeline' as home buyers reassess lifestyle priorities

Major changes are afoot in Scotland's housing market as the COVID-19 pandemic significantly alters the way people think about their working environment and the nature of the work-life balance, property professionals have warned.

Published 9 September 2020

Orkney Council signs ‘wake effect’ agreement over existing community turbine

Orkney Islands Council has signed an agreement with Hoy Energy Ltd which will ensure that the island’s income from the existing community turbine won’t be adversely affected by the potential development of a council-owned wind farm in Hoy.

Published 9 September 2020

Reality check for domestic charging networks

The UK's electric vehicle (EV) revolution could be in danger of stalling unless technological innovation can prevent system overload, a local energy networks operator has warned.

Published 9 September 2020

Scandi cool student spaces created in Edinburgh

A two-floor Scandinavian-style lodge serving hot drinks is one of several bespoke spaces being created for University of Edinburgh students to safely interact between their studies.

Published 9 September 2020

Building Briefs - September 9th

Contemporary design has hit the Shore with the launch of a brand new three-storey townhouse showhome at a CALA Homes (East) development at Leith’s waterfront.

Published 9 September 2020

And finally... Local artist inspired by steelwork on Skye hospital development

Construction work on a hospital project in Broadford on Skye has inspired a well-known artist to produce a series of works.

Published 9 September 2020

Glasgow City Council to introduce planning advice charges

Glasgow City Council has revealed plans to introduce fees for pre-application planning advice for the first time.

Published 8 September 2020

Construction firm fails to establish council’s breach of transparency obligations in tender process

A construction company that unsuccessfully tendered for a local authority contract has failed to establish that the local authority was in breach of transparency obligations imposed on it by the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. 

Published 8 September 2020