Category: News and views

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So… what are Masterplans?

I’ve learnt lots about planning over the past few years but masterplans are one thing I’ve just never got my head around. They are clearly very influential – one local to me, the Caltongate...

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Limekilns’ public local inquiry

It’s two weeks in, four to go for Limekilns’ public local inquiry into the proposed container terminal at Rosyth dock. The community council are coordinating the local citizen’s under the Residents for Responsible Development...

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Third Don Crossing

The Third Don Crossing is a new bridge planned for the River Don in Aberdeen. The last two local councils have been elected with this new crossing high on their manifesto of promises. With...

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What should I call you?

I’ve heard of plenty conferences in Edinburgh discussing how the 2006 planning reforms are ‘bedding down‘ for local authorities and affecting developers. But I, and Planning Democracy, are interested in how the reforms are...

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Lomond Quarry in Leslie

The first many Leslie residents knew of the blasting was when the first explosion happened, some people thought that it was a bomb going off. Around the same time that this blasting began, residents...

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Douglas Valley open cast coal

A planning system that builds public trust must ensure that the information given to consultees is the basis on which the development operates. Any other way and credibility of the system will quickly crumble....

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Hunterston judgement out

Lord Brailsford delivered his judgement today on the judicial review regarding Hunterston and the NPF2. The court’s  judgement in relation to the judicial review brought by Marco McGinty against the designation of a new...