In an exclusive feature for Scottish Housing News, Stephen Tucker, Glasgow-based partner at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, outlines his strong opposition to the Scottish Government’s consultation on removing the presumption in favour of sustainable development.
Published 22 December 2020
Sandy and James Easdale have acquired an extensive waterfront site at Cardross, with the planned development bringing their total construction projects to well over £400 million.
Published 21 December 2020
Stephen Tucker: Making idealism practical and achievable: can we reach a net zero carbon Edinburgh by 2030?
While considering whether Edinburgh can meet its pledge to be a zero-carbon city by 2030, Stephen Tucker takes a broader look at how to achieve zero-carbon at scale from a planning and design perspective.
Published 13 October 2020
Ryder Architecture has submitted design proposals on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council to replace the existing Boclair Academy in Bearsden.
Published 28 May 2020
Plans to progress a significant new mixed-use development on the site of the former IBM facility at Spango Valley, Greenock have been submitted to Inverclyde Council.
Published 11 February 2020
A £250 million development of the former Tullis Russell paper factory between Glenrothes and Markinch has been given the green light by Fife Council.
Published 25 October 2019
More than £5,000 has been raised for two Scottish charities after a heroic effort saw two amateur swimmers undertake a 22.6-mile swim, covering the length of Loch Lomond end to end.
Published 13 September 2019
An affordable housing development in Perth has been named the best in Scotland.
Published 20 June 2019
Plans to build a new hotel and student accommodation in St Andrews have been refused by the local authority.
Published 5 June 2019
Hundreds of new homes are closer to becoming a reality after work got under way on the latest phase of regeneration in Pennywell.
Published 3 June 2019
Relaxing green belt restrictions will make it easier for developers to build on green belt land, writes Colin Lavety, planning director with Barton Willmore.
Published 4 April 2019
Barton Willmore planning associate Andrew Woodrow argues that residential accommodation and flexible office space can help make Scotland's town centres flourish again.
Published 8 March 2019
Planning consultant Colin Lavety makes the case for housing land allocation decisions to be made at a national level which he argues would standardise the process and increase the number of homes being delivered.
Published 30 January 2019
Plans have been submitted to build a new hotel and student accommodation in St Andrews in a project which would represent an investment of £23 million into the town.
Published 17 October 2018
Professionals across the Scottish property, architecture and planning sectors are highly sceptical of any future impact of the Planning (Scotland) Bill - according to a survey conducted by planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore.
Published 7 September 2018