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Aberdeen area strategic transport fund declared unlawful

Aberdeen area strategic transport fund declared unlawful

Aberdeen city-region planners have lost a last-ditch legal battle to rescue a levy designed to fund transport improvements needed to support growth in and around the city.

Scottish Government announces permanent ban on fracking

Scottish Government announces permanent ban on fracking

The Scottish Government has said it will not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland, effectively banning shale gas fracking north of the border.

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Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Plans to axe Scotland's system of city-regional plan-making are contained in a major consultation on changes to the country's planning system.

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

What forthcoming changes to the EIA process will mean for planners

The Scottish and Welsh governments have launched consultations on plans to bring their systems into line with a new EIA directive, but details on how the rules will change in England remain unclear.

What changes to the Scottish planning system could mean for planners

What changes to the Scottish planning system could mean for planners

A Scottish government-appointed independent panel has called for radical changes to the country's planning system. Mark Wilding examines what the government's response could mean for planners.

How review proposals would shake up planning in Scotland

How review proposals would shake up planning in Scotland

Planning professionals have backed moves for the Scottish Government to set regional housing targets and to establish a statutory national infrastructure agency, but have warned against setting development levies at unsustainable levels.


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