Planning & Environment

In a recent Ombudsman decision, a complaint regarding the determination of a planning application was upheld because the Council refused permission on grounds connected to the marine environment – considered to fall out with the remit of the planning authority. Such grounds instead were a matter for consideration by Marine Scotland in deciding whether or… Read more »

Planning & Environment

Overshadowing is often referred to in the context of urban and householder planning applications but it is unusual to come across a decision where the issue was, at least in part, determinative. In a recent appeal, a purpose-built residential and student accommodation development in Aberdeen was refused planning permission because of the light impacts it… Read more »

Planning & Environment

The Environment Services Association’s recent report highlights that the waste industry and its practices are developing all the time, so planning conditions need to allow for flexibility to respond to customer and market requirements. The ESA consider that sufficient control of activities is retained through the requirement for EIA for consented waste management facilities and… Read more »

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