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18-turbine wind farm approved to meet renewable energy targets

Scottish Ministers have granted deemed planning permission for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt wind farm in open countryside in Dumfries and Galloway. The farm would comprise 18 turbines up to 130 metres high.

Drive-thru and hot food takeaway accepted as ancillary to needs of employment area

A drive-thru and hot food takeaway complex and children's day nursery were approved on former employment land at an industrial estate in Dundee despite being contrary to local plan policy aimed at protecting such employment land for industrial uses.

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Forum: cararvan query

Q. Is the stationing of a caravan on land not within a dwelling curtilage liable for the Community Infrastructure Levy? If permission is granted for a mobile home, as opposed to a caravan, for an agricultural worker on a temporary basis, is that liable for the levy? JD

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Legal Viewpoint: Ruling supports conditions to boost local economies

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