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Archive | September, 2014

where will all the turbines go?

This year’s annual Scottish Planning and Environmental Law conference included an enlightening session on the new policy framework created by Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) for onshore wind turbines. SPP spatial framework The SPP introduced a new three tier spatial framework for onshore wind farms (paragraph 161): Group 1: areas where wind farms will not be acceptable (National Parks and National […]

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planning and entrepreneurship

Recently I was at an interesting meeting with Iain Scott of Can Do Towns and Scotpreneur, civil servants from the Scottish Government’s regeneration & planning divisions and RTPI Scotland. The subject of the discussion was how can planners and planning encourage entrepreneurial activity.  The contexts were, firstly, the undersung importance of small private and social enterprises to local economies […]

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