Scotland will struggle to reach its net zero carbon targets unless Holyrood takes a swift and stronger grip on planning policy surrounding the deployment of taller turbine models, as well as a permissive approach to repowering of first-generation onshore windfarms with the latest technology, writes Gary McGovern.
Published 24 July 2020
The Scottish Government needs to encourage investment in Later Living and, in turn, provide a boost for the construction industry, says residential property specialist Rodney Whyte.
Published 23 June 2020
Infrastructure experts launch resource to help joint ventures to deliver global mega projects better
International law firm Pinsent Masons has launched a global guide to help the infrastructure sector to better deliver global mega infrastructure projects through Joint Ventures (JVs).
Published 27 February 2020
Katherine Metcalfe compares building safety regulations north and south of the border.
Published 24 February 2020
A continued lack of understanding of technology is prohibiting change within the infrastructure sector, a global survey from law firm Pinsent Masons has revealed.
Published 31 January 2020
Health and safety expert Bruce Craig warns that while prosecutions for breaching health and safety laws are at record low levels, businesses have a duty to maintain the highest standards.
Published 9 January 2020
Tesco has announced a significant project to source electricity directly from Scottish renewables projects – the biggest of its type ever completed by a retailer in the UK.
Published 30 October 2019
Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how Scots law is holding back "later living" developments.
Published 2 August 2019
A model agreement between the Scottish Government, West Lothian Council and a newly-created joint venture could help tackle Scotland’s housing crisis if replicated in other regions, writes Russell Munro.
Published 6 February 2019
By Rodney Whyte, partner and property and planning specialist at legal firm Pinsent Masons
Published 26 October 2018
Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.
Published 11 December 2017
Yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling in favour of Elsick Development Company (Elsick) against Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority could shape legislation in the upcoming Planning Bill, according to law firm Pinsent Masons.
Published 26 October 2017
A property lawyer has called on local authorities to offer ‘planning gain holidays’ to revive stalled commercial and housing developments.
Published 6 September 2016
The UK’s renewable industry could receive a dual boost from Brexit, according to planning experts at legal firm Pinsent Masons.
Published 30 June 2016
Moves by Chancellor George Osborne to encourage Chinese involvement in the HS2 high speed rail project could pave the way for foreign investment into key Scottish infrastructure projects, according to an infrastructure and projects lawyer.
Published 28 September 2015