Building Briefs – July 10th

  • North Lanarkshire Council named Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Council of the Year

North Lanarkshire Council has been recognised for its “exceptional commitment” to promoting energy efficiency across the area.

The Energy Efficiency Council of the Year accolade, announced at the Scottish Energy Efficiency Awards, looked at the council’s impact within the local community in tackling fuel poverty.

The category examined areas including; listening to what customers had to say, looking at the expertise within the council team and the priority they gave to tackling fuel poverty.

It was the council’s high standard of work in these areas, together with the roll out of a range of innovative and exciting projects that secured their success.


  • Public invited to see Wick Pulteneytown Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

The public are being invited to find out more about the Wick Pulteneytown Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan (CAMP). 

A special drop-in event will take place on July 23 in Mackay’s Hotel from 2pm to 6pm to give people the opportunity to see maps of the current conservation area and put forward their comments.

Wick Pulteneytown conservation area incorporates a diverse built heritage, offering many unique and attractive opportunities. It incorporates both domestic housing centred on Argyle Square, and an extensive area of warehousing between the harbour and Wick River. The conservation area includes approximately 129 listed buildings.

The Highland Council is undertaking the CAMP to protect the significant investment made within the area via the Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and CARS (Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme). Conservation accredited architect, Sonya Linskaill RIAS RIBA, has been appointed to undertake the work on behalf of the council. Sonya has extensive experience of working with conservation areas, having carried out similar appraisals across Scotland.


  • East Ayrshire road closure for resurfacing works

East Ayrshire Council has announced that the A70 Cumnock to Ayr Road will be closed this weekend to allow for the resurfacing of the stretch from Coalhall Rail Bridge to the substation near West Tarelgin Farm.

Work will begin at 07:00 on Saturday 13 July and run until 06:00 on Monday 15 July 2019. Signed diversions will be in place throughout.

Vehicular access onto the A70 during the road closure periods will not be possible via the B730 Stair Road.