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

According to The Times newspaper, campaigners have demanded tough new guidelines to protect Scotland’s world heritage sites after Cemex successfully challenged the Scottish Ministers decision blocking the expansion of Hyndford Quarry near the New Lanark World Heritage Site. Neil mentioned this case in his post Call-in by Scottish Ministers – noting that it was called-in… Read more »

Planning & Environment

EIA normal service can resume now.* The decision to quash the consents for the Scottish off shore wind farms (Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe, Seagreen Alpha and Bravo) has been overturned. The RSPB have until 13 June to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. The appeal court (Inner House of the Court of Session) cautioned that… 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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