Planning & Environment

Two very different planning decisions made the headlines recently, but they share a common factor – the decision was made by politicians, who did not follow the recommendation from the planners. In Glasgow, the planning committee decided 12-6 to refuse permission for a student housing development adjoining Glasgow School of Art. The officer’s report commented… Read more »

Planning & Environment

The Scottish Government’s draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement accompanies the consultation on the draft Scottish Energy Strategy. Responses to both are invited by 30 May. The existing policy of supporting deployment of onshore wind will continue, with the aim of achieving climate change targets at the lowest cost. While the draft Statement supports the need… Read more »

Planning & Environment

The Supreme Court has announced that the Elsick case will be heard on Tuesday 13 June while it is sitting in Edinburgh. If you cannot attend in person, the hearing will be broadcast live on the Supreme Court website. This is an appeal against the decision by the Court of Session to quash the Supplementary Guidance… Read more »

Planning & Environment

After many weeks of enthusiastic discussions with clients and contacts, we’re delighted to have submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation People, places and planning: people places + planning – brodies response 4 april 17 Hopefully this isn’t the end of productive discussions – there’s plenty of time until the Planning Bill is expected to… Read more »

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