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Reporter allows extra time for completion of 1,850-home Edinburgh scheme

Reporter allows extra time for completion of 1,850-home Edinburgh scheme

A reporter has granted permission for an extension of time to complete the implementation of a 1,850-home development which was initially approved in 2003.

'Radical' Scottish planning bill finally passed

'Radical' Scottish planning bill finally passed

MSPs have voted in favour of Scotland's troubled and much-changed planning bill, which introduces new requirements for councils to appoint chief planning officers and to work together to prepare regional plans, an 'agent of change' rule and powers for communities to create 'local place plans'.

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Why the Scottish Planning Bill is in crisis

Why the Scottish Planning Bill is in crisis

Hundreds of changes to Scotland's flagship planning bill have dismayed both planners and developers and now the legislation's future is in question. But opposition politicians may be willing to help rescue it, Planning has discovered.

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.


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