The chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has called upon the Scottish Parliament to fix its Planning Bill, which the industry organisation said is now an unworkable tangle. Speaking at the SPF annual conference at the EICC today, Miller Mathieson, will say that the Bill, which policy m
A plan to boost economic growth within Scotland’s cities through an increase in city-living is benefitting from a surge in build-to-rent led developments, with Glasgow now in the top five cities outside London for the number of homes in planning, under construction and complete. Research publi
More than £5 billion of capital investment is to be made in 2019-20 to deliver on the Scottish Government’s aim to “grow and modernise” infrastructure, finance secretary Derek Mackay has announced. Presenting his Scottish Budget 2019/20 to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, M
Amendments to a business rates policy and support for renewable energy are at the forefront of Scottish Property Federation (SPF) and Scottish Renewables calls ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Budget. The SPF has set out the key policy areas it wishes to be addressed in a letter to finance secreta
Proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process. MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee voted against a series of amendments to the Scottish G
Miller Mathieson, managing director of CBRE in Scotland & Northern Ireland, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Scottish Property Federation (SPF). Succeeding outgoing chairman Andrew Sutherland (joint managing director of Miller Developments), Miller Mathieson’s new appointment
Commercial Quay, Leith The latest analysis of commercial property sales across Scotland by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) reflects a shift in fortunes for the nation’s major cities over the three months from April to June 2018, the organisation has said.
A seasonal upturn in property market activity has delivered a £57 million boost to Scottish Government revenues, generating the third highest monthly return since the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) was introduced.
The average decision times for planning applications in Scotland have recorded their quickest annual figures since records began. Local developments, which include applications for changes to individual houses and smaller developments for new housing, were decided within 9 weeks on average in 2017/1
RTPI Scotland has joined forces with a number of high profile organisations in a letter sent to the Scottish Government and MSPs arguing for a change of direction in the Scottish Planning Bill. In an edited letter published in The Herald on June 29, the signatories called for the new legislation to
David Melhuish Practical initiatives to unite the Scottish real estate sector behind the principles of diversity and inclusivity will be put forward and discussed at an industry event in Edinburgh tomorrow.
A build-to-rent project under development in Dundee The significant gap between the number of purpose-built rental properties in Scotland and those being constructed in different English regions has been highlighted in a new report.
A new office development at New Waverley in Edinburgh The Scottish real estate industry contributes almost £4.8 billion to the Scottish economy and supports more than 92,000 jobs, according to a new report.