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.
Scottish housing businesses are being encouraged to become world leaders in sustainability and embrace the economic opportunities that environmental changes can bring. The VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards (VIBES) is celebrating its 20th year and is calling on Scottish businesses to mark th
Views are being sought from the housing sector as a Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) consultation nears its conclusion. As part of “transformational changes needed to tackle today’s problems”, the environmental body is shifting its approach to regulation by moving focu
An action plan to help Scotland’s metals sector become an innovative and valued part of Scotland’s emerging circular economy, improve environmental compliance and stop illegal activity, has been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). SEPA’s Metals Sector Pla
The Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce has started the process of finding 100 sites in Scotland with the best potential for development. There are more than 3600 sites on the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey, ranging in size from under one hectare up to more than 100 hectares.
Are you involved in a construction project? If so, are you fully aware of the changes to SEPA’s Controlled Activities Regulations which came into effect in September? Burness Paull’s Kate Primrose outlines what is required. The updated Controlled Activities Regulations (“CAR&
Stirling landowner George Adam has been ordered to pay £26,388 after pleading guilty to illegally managing and keeping asbestos, plastics and other wastes without the necessary authorisations. SEPA officers attended the former landfill site, operated by Mr Adam, at Cowie Road in Bannockburn on seve
Two Scottish land and environment bodies have set their sights on finding ways to bring derelict and vacant land equivalent to twice the size of Dundee back into productive use. The Scottish Land Commission and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have today launched their innovative pa
Proposals for a mixed used development at Govan’s Graving Docks have been refused by council planners. ZM Architecture and developer New City Vision, which owns the site, unveiled plans in March last year to bring the site back into use after 40 years of dereliction with the creation of 750 homes
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is urging the construction industry to ensure they have a licence and Pollution Prevention Plan before starting any new large construction projects from next month. From 1 September 2018, a licence will be required before any construction work can co
(from left) Douglas Millican, chief executive of Scottish Water, cabinet secretary Roseanna Cunningham, and Terry A’Hearn, chief executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) sign the Sustainable Growth Agreement (image credit Paul Watt) Scotland’s sewage and solid organic waste
A Perthshire construction firm owner has been fined a total of £4,000 at Perth Sheriff Court for waste offences at a site just outside Blairgowrie.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has lodged an objection to plans for more than 700 homes at Govan Graving Docks warning that the new properties would be at risk of flooding if the project went ahead. ZM Architecture and New City Vision unveiled plans in March to bring the site ba
Fresh plans to transform a former auction site and waste land in Moray into a housing complex have failed to address flooding concerns from Scotland’s environmental body. ANM Group has lodged plans to build more than 100 homes and restaurant at the site on Elgin’s Linkwood Road.
St Andrews' coast will be mapped as part of the project The damage that climate change could cause to nearly one fifth of Scotland’s coastline as well as important infrastructure and monuments from and the steps that could be taken to mitigate it will be forecast in a new two year research project