Thursday, 27 January 2011

Inverness Roads consultation deadlline extended

The deadline for the Inverness West Link public consultation has been extended until

Fri 11 February 2011.

Click here for details of consultation

Monday, 24 January 2011

More consultations

At last something has been posted on the Highland-wide Local Development Plan blog

An eight-week public consultation gets under way on Monday (24 January 2011) on two new planning documents produced by The Highland Council’s Planning Environment and Development Service, which provide guidance on the design of buildings as well the impact of developments on trees and woodland.

More info click here

There doesn't seem much detail on the trees and woodland document even in the related news release on the Highland Council web site here


Woodland doc now on site here

Third National Park bid rejected

A bid by the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides to become Scotland's third national park has been rejected by ministers.

Residents voted more than two-to-one in favour of the move in 2009 after a study suggested it would create jobs and reverse population decline, but Western Isles Council failed to back it.

Scotland's environment minister Roseanna Cunningham has now announced the idea will not be progressed.
"Unfortunately, the council considers that, at this stage, a convincing case has not been identified for a formal designation," a Scottish Government statement said.

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Knockroon - Prince Charles gets green light for East Ayrshire scheme

Latest news from the on-line Planning Daily

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East Ayrshire Council granted planning permission to a subsidiary of the Prince’s Charities Foundation, which is developing the land together with Hope Homes (Scotland) and ZeroC Holdings.

Plans for the first phase of the development at Knockroon include 87 homes, 12 work units, four commercial buildings and a local shop.

The development eventually aims to accommodate around 600 homes together with shops, workplaces and other community facilities.

The masterplan for the scheme was drawn up by the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment.