Planning Democracy Blog

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Hunterston judgment imminent

The decision on the Court of Session case taken by Marco McGinty challenging the designation of a new clean coal-fired power station at Hunterston as a national development in the National Planning Framework will...

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Rosyth container terminal

A container terminal is proposed  on land that was reclaimed, but never used, for the refitting of Trident submarines at Rosyth. The village of Limekilns in Fife overlooks both the Firth of Forth and...

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Portobello Common Good Land

Members of the community in Portobello, Edinburgh are fighting to save a public park and playing fields. A significant number of people in the community are against the council using Portobello Park to build...

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Hunterston coal fired power station – the court case

People living close to Hunterston are angry and frustrated at not being given the opportunity to respond to a proposal for a coal fired power station on their doorstep. The development was not included...

Scotland’s first cap on legal costs, campaign success! 0

Scotland’s first cap on legal costs, campaign success!

Planning Democracy are pleased to announce that at the end of january the Court of Session granted the first ever Protective and Restricted Expenses Order in our favour.

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Incinerator in Greengairs

Greengairs in North Lanarkshire is a village that is metres away from Europe’s largest landfill site. Currently the Greengairs community is devastated by a decision that has given the go ahead for a new...

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Aberdeen Western Peripheral Bypass

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Bypass Route is a proposed 46km stretch of dual carriageway that will cross over the River Dee. The road was opposed by local residents because it will damage land that...

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Anger over over the ‘theft’ of people power

It’s an unprecedented power grab, that could affect everyone. And it is angering people across Scotland. Huge industrial plants and other controversial schemes are being bulldozed through by developers, depriving communities of their rights,...