Author: IainPD

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Planning system must put people before profit

Planning Democracy is urging the Scottish Government to consider fundamental reforms as part of its wide-ranging ‘Review of the Scottish Planning System’. Deadlines for submissions to the review closed on 1st December. As a charity set up...

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Planning Policy at Parliament

On Tuesday the Local Government Committee at the Scottish Parliament were discussing the most influential planning documents in Scotland, the 3rd National Planning Framework (NPF3) and Scottish Planning Policy (SPP). Admittedly they didn’t look...

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Accountability Scotland conference, 16 Sept

Accountability Scotland is an organisation campaigning for transparency and accountability in all aspects of Scottish public life. They have organised an interesting looking conference, open to all, in the Scottish Parliament on Monday 16...

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A change of law for Portobello Park?

In 2011 Edinburgh City Council granted planning permission to itself for a new school to be built on Portobello Park having first announced its intention to develop the park in 2006. The Council, however,...