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Planning

Planning

New Ideas, New Partnerships, New Parties Round The Dinner Table

New Year is always a good time to look at things differently, to review objectives and set new goals.  We have to consider what challenges we may encounter and how best they can be overcome.

The need to innovate to achieve objectives has been a challenge for the property development sector since the credit crunch tore up the old rule book.  In order to deliver development in the current climate we need to be prepared to think differently.

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Unlikely Partnerships At The Dinner Table

I hate taking down Christmas decorations.  It’s funny how a house can seem so drab once the tree and the tinsel have been removed.  Without fairy lights, everything seems to lose its twinkle.  That feeling is magnified in city centres as the high street festive lights are switched off and shop windows offer only bargain rails.  Whilst I may only be planning new wallpaper to revitalise my lounge, my home city, Aberdeen, must have bigger and better plans.  The recent commendable initiative to remove V-boards from Union Street is a good start to the improvements that a

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Arctic Winds Bring Plenty Of Cheer At Turbine Open Day

Neil Bruce

Last week I attended an open day showcasing a single-turbine wind project development on farmland at Dykehead, near Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire.  The development was constructed and is operated by our clients, Pure Renewable Energy Limited, this being their first completed project  north of the border. It is always satisfying to see the end result of a project no matter what size and it was clear all parties involved are delighted with the outcome of everyone’s hard work.

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Value For Money? Changes To Planning Applications

Emma Dewar

Fees for planning applications in Scotland will increase by approximately 20% from 6 April 2013.

The Scottish Government has introduced legislation in Parliament which, if approved, will mean that the maximum fee for a planning application will increase from £15,950 to £19,100.  Fees for other applications will also increase by around 20% across the board.

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Planning And The Power Of Three

Elaine Farquharson-Black

The power of three.  In the Planning Division at Burness Paull & Williamsons we possibly have more cause than most to think in threes.  It’s been three years since major reforms were made to the planning system.  Those reforms included reducing the duration of planning permissions to three years.

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