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Pinsent Masons partner Katherine Metcalfe discusses the expansion of the Single Building Assessment programme. The Scottish Government’s cladding remediation programme continues to generate law reform with the announcement yesterday that the Single Building Assessment (SBS) programme

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Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how Scots law is holding back "later living" developments. There are almost 12 million people aged 65 and above in the UK, and that demographic is forecast to grow by an additional 8.6 million people ove

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A model agreement between the Scottish Government, West Lothian Council and a newly-created joint venture could help tackle Scotland’s housing crisis if replicated in other regions, writes Russell Munro. Mary Queen of Scots is said to have stopped off at Niddry Castle near the village of Winch

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By Rodney Whyte, partner and property and planning specialist at legal firm Pinsent Masons As a specialist in land acquisition and housebuilding, it was encouraging to note that revenue from the Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) in the last full financial year rose by 12.8% to £546 mill

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Gary McGovern Yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling in favour of Elsick Development Company (Elsick) against Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority could shape legislation in the upcoming Planning Bill, according to law firm Pinsent Masons.

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The UK’s renewable industry could receive a dual boost from Brexit, according to planning experts at legal firm Pinsent Masons. Over-regulation which stifles new onshore and offshore wind developments could be watered down, while removing State Aid rules could encourage greater manufacturing of th

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