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Plans to quarry on Battle of Bannockburn site refused by Scottish government

Plans to quarry on Battle of Bannockburn site refused by Scottish government

Plans to resume quarrying on a site linked to one of Scotland's most famous historic battles have been refused by the Scottish government over traffic concerns.

Data blog: What you need to know about Scotland's latest household projections

Data blog: What you need to know about Scotland's latest household projections

Latest household projections suggest that the number of households in Scotland will rise by 345,000 by 2039, but the projected increase is lower than set out in data published two years ago.

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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.

Why the SNP may need other parties' support to progress changes

Why the SNP may need other parties' support to progress changes

The Scottish National Party (SNP) must to rely on the support of other parties in the Scottish Assembly to progress planning reforms, observers say.


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