Ramboll environmental assessment helps Sutherland spaceport take off

A spaceport in Sutherland has been given the go-ahead by the Highland Council following the successful completion of an environmental impact assessment led by engineering and environmental consultancy Ramboll. 

Published 3 July 2020

Womble Bond Dickinson: Energy or waste? When an EfW plant contract is not a construction contract

Simon Lewis, Vicky McCombe and Sarah Wales take a look at the latest case in the ongoing share of disputes on the subject of energy from waste (EfW) plant construction contracts.

Published 3 July 2020

Construction fatalities up 22%

A total of 40 fatalities were recorded in the UK construction sector in the year to 31st March 2020, new figures from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed.

Published 3 July 2020

Flats plan lodged for Dundee's Custom House

The developer which acquired Custom House in Dundee has now lodged plans for a residential restoration of the Grade A listed property.

Published 3 July 2020

Housing association agrees £15m funding arrangement for new development programme

Cunninghame Housing Association has agreed a £15 million funding programme with Royal Bank of Scotland to create a new social housing programme for Ayrshire and the Borders.

Published 3 July 2020

Aberdeen extends city centre affordable housing moratorium

A moratorium on affordable housing requirements for developments in Aberdeen city centre has been extended until June 2022.

Published 3 July 2020

Positive outlook for McTaggart Construction

McTaggart Construction has begun the second half of the year positively with several contract wins, new site starts and a senior appointment. 

Published 3 July 2020

New COVID-19 planning guidance and advice notes unveiled

The Scottish Government has issued a raft of new planning guidance and advice notes to assist with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Published 3 July 2020

Scottish Government overturns Dunfermline housing decision

A developer has successfully appealed to the Scottish Government after its plans for new homes next to Townhill Country Park in Dunfermline were rejected by the local authority.

Published 3 July 2020

Aberdeen approves flats plan at Greyfriars House

The demolition of a former office block in Aberdeen in favour of 140 flats moved closer this week with approval in principle agreed by councillors.

Published 3 July 2020