125-home development on Aberdour school site approved on appeal

A proposed housing development in Aberdour is set to go ahead after permission was granted by a Scottish Government reporter.

Published 24 August 2021

SEPA engages innovative modelling techniques to help Scotland better prepare for future flooding

SEPA is introducing new flood hazard mapping which will provide a clearer indication of surface water (also known as pluvial) flood risk now and in future.

Published 24 August 2021

Stirling Council launches consultation on flood risk management

Stirling Council is encouraging residents to offer their views on actions that can be taken to tackle the risk of flooding in local areas.

Published 13 August 2021

Scottish Borders Council seeks views on flood risk management plans

Residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to give their views on how flood risk can be managed across the Scottish Borders as part of a joint consultation with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Published 30 July 2021

SEPA and Robertson join up to help build Scotland’s greener future

Scotland’s environmental regulator has formed a three-year partnership with one of the largest family-owned construction, housing, infrastructure and support services businesses in the UK to support green recovery and help transform the construction of public and private sector projects across the country.

Published 21 July 2021

Yoker block of flats gains approval in principle despite flood risk

Revised plans to build a block of apartments beside the ferry slipway in Yoker have gained approval from Glasgow City Council.

Published 9 July 2021

St Cyrus Travellers’ site secures decade long permission

Travellers have won their fight to stay on a site built without permission beside the internationally-renowned North Esk Park nature reserve in Aberdeenshire.

Published 31 March 2021

Files stolen from environmental regulator during cyber attack published online

More than 4,000 digital files stolen from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in a cyber attack over Christmas have now been illegally published online after the public body rejected a ransom demand.

Published 22 January 2021

Midlothian Council and Vattenfall launch new energy services company

A 50/50 joint venture energy services company between Vattenfall and Midlothian Council has been launched to deliver low carbon energy projects across the area.

Published 16 November 2020

East Ayrshire to challenge SEPA flood warning for planned development sites

East Ayrshire Council has pledged to "constructively challenge" a ruling by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) which identified areas of ground earmarked for development throughout the region as being at risk of flooding.

Published 23 September 2020

Landmark agreement launched to create exemplar new town at Shawfair

The developers behind the new town of Shawfair have committed to a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) that will accelerate the delivery of a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles.

Published 20 December 2019

Flooding action plan launched to protect communities from extreme weather

An action plan to help homeowners and businesses prevent damage caused by flooding has been launched by the Scottish Government.

Published 11 November 2019

Plans to tackle derelict land published

The steps needed to bring land back into productive use and prevent future sites from being abandoned have been published in a new report.

Published 19 August 2019

SEPA outlines regulation plan for housing sector in new report

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has published a new plan which sets out how it will regulate and work with the housing sector to improve environmental performance throughout the supply chain.

Published 3 July 2019

VIBES Awards calls on housing businesses to become sustainable leaders

Scottish housing businesses are being encouraged to become world leaders in sustainability and embrace the economic opportunities that environmental changes can bring.

Published 3 April 2019