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Scottish landowners face cap on CPO payments in simplified planning areas

Scottish landowners face cap on CPO payments in simplified planning areas

The committee tasked with scrutinising Scotland's emerging planning bill has agreed an amendment to the legislation which would allow councils to compulsorily purchase land at existing use value in designated simplified planning areas.

Cairngorms artificial ski slope refused against officer advice

Cairngorms artificial ski slope refused against officer advice

Plans for an artificial ski slope in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park have been refused, against a recommendation from planners who concluded that adverse visual impacts arising from the scheme could be mitigated.

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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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