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Scottish Government drops plans to make onshore wind promoters collaborate

Scottish Government drops plans to make onshore wind promoters collaborate

The Scottish Government has decided to stick with a 'business as usual', case-by-case approach to consenting large-scale onshore wind projects, rejecting a suggested shift to encourage developers to cooperate on to producing more strategic proposals.

Judge rejects legal challenge against 828-home approval

Judge rejects legal challenge against 828-home approval

Campaigners have lost a legal challenge against a council's approval of 828 homes outside Glasgow, after the judge concluded that the council's planning committee had properly considered 'all relevant material'.

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How we did it: Conducting a survey for a marine plan

How we did it: Conducting a survey for a marine plan

An online mapping tool contributed to the success of this award-winning Scottish marine survey, David Dewar reports.

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.


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