Backers of a proposed £100 million housing-led regeneration of the former IBM site in Greenock are considering an appeal to Scottish ministers following a dispute with a council over their planning application for the project.
The developers behind a proposed £100 million regeneration of the former IBM site in Greenock have warned that the project “will no longer be economically viable” after councillors approved only 60% of the desired number of homes on the land. Local businessmen Sandy
In an exclusive feature for Scottish Housing News, Stephen Tucker, Glasgow-based partner at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, outlines his strong opposition to the Scottish Government’s consultation on removing the presumption in favour of sustainable development. Over
While considering whether Edinburgh can meet its pledge to be a zero-carbon city by 2030, Stephen Tucker takes a broader look at how to achieve zero-carbon at scale from a planning and design perspective. It seems like every day the world is being forced to deal with a new crisis. But long term, the
Colin Lavety, Barton Willmore's planning director and Paul McGuire, commercial manager at Morris & Spottiswood, have raised over £5,000 for two Scottish charities by undertaking a 22.6-mile swim, covering the length of Loch Lomond. Colin Lavety raised over £2,700 and swam for Accord
An affordable housing development in Perth has been named the best in Scotland. Muirton Living, which is being delivered by Urban Union, scooped the Affordable Housing Development of the Year award at this year’s Scottish Home Awards – seeing off competition from across the country.
Hundreds of new homes are closer to becoming a reality after work got under way on the latest phase of regeneration in Pennywell. Set to complete in 2021, Pennywell Phase 3 is part of a wider housing regeneration project in the area being delivered through a partnership with the City of Edinbur
Relaxing green belt restrictions will make it easier for developers to build on green belt land, writes Colin Lavety, planning director with Barton Willmore. It is a controversial question, but should we be looking at ways of relaxing green belt restrictions to make it easier for developers to build
Planning consultant Colin Lavety makes the case for housing land allocation decisions to be made at a national level which he argues would standardise the process and increase the number of homes being delivered. Encouraging local authorities to empower communities across Scotland is a man