Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Letter to Heads of Planning setting out SG position on applications to modify or discharge Section 75 planning agreements
At the end of June, Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing launched an action plan to drive forward Scotland's renewables sector in the form of a Renewables Routemap. The Renewables Routemap outlines the steps which are required to take advantage of the economic potential of Scotland's rich green energy resource in order to meet the Scottish Government's world leading green energy targets... continues here
Green networks are webs of green spaces and green corridors within and around towns and villages and the wider countryside. These help enhance an area's wildlife and quality of life for people in the area. The new guidance sets out how developers can take green networks into account in design proposals, the council’s role in assessing planning applications, and ways in which developer contributions can be sought.
Building on the SSCI Charrette Series which ran in March 2010, the Scottish Government has launched a new charrette programme, aimed at mainstreaming this approach to development in the built environment within Scottish design and planning practice.
Following the submission of 12 projects for the Mainstreaming Programme, the initial projects which have been selected to participate in the initiative are:
- Callander: Proposer, The Callander Partnership on behalf of Callander Community Council
- Johnstone South West: Proposer, Renfrewshire Council
- South Carrick , Girvan: Proposer, South Ayrshire Council
Following the publication of the latest GDP figures yesterday highlighting that the strength of the recovery in the UK remains weak, I am writing to urge the UK Government to do more to accelerate the recovery...http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/07/27145951
Sunday, 24 July 2011
New Scottish Open host Castle Stuart Golf Links lies within a strip of land with a bloody past and, in the future, could become one of the most developed areas of the Highlands and Islands.
Known as the A96 Corridor, the strip covers several hundreds of acres stretching between Inverness and Nairn and flanked by the Moray Firth and the B9006 road.
Highland Council has produced a masterplan to guide development in the area over the next 30 years.
What has already been planned could make the corridor powerful in terms of job creation and the delivery of further education in the region.More here