Category: Planning

Dean Valley Regeneration company established

Dean Valley Regeneration Limited was established as a charitable company [SC046270] on 19 January 2016. At the instigation of a stakeholder’s steering group set up on 7 January 2013, The Dean Valley Designed Landscape Conservation Statement was commissioned by Edinburgh World Heritage,  with the financial support of the City of Edinburgh Council, Historic Scotland, the Garden […]

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Dumfries House Bridge

Craig Thomas Planning & Economic Development East Ayrshire Council Johnnie Walker Bond 15 Strand Street Kilmarnock KA1 1HU                                                                                  22 December 2015                                                          Ref: 15/0882/PP Dear Mr Thomas, DUMFRIES […]

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Royal High School decision

The City of Edinburgh Council has refused a planning application to refurbish, alter and extend the principal buildings and the pavilions of the former Royal High School at Regent Road Edinburgh.  The reasons given for refusal are:­ 1. The proposal is contrary to Edinburgh City Local Plan Policy Env 4 in respect  of Listed Buildings ­ […]

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Crichton Conservation Area Character Appraisal

Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage (SGLH) is grateful to have been included in the consultation about the draft of the above document. Having studied the document we would now like to offer the following comments. We welcome the recognition of the Crichton Royal Hospital designed landscape within the document and the protection afforded it through […]

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Have a family day out at the Falls of Clyde

Some of the UK’s best places to visit have had a boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Looking for a great family day out over half term or an autumnal weekend? How about visiting one of the many great places around the UK that has been saved, restored or reopened thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and given out by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). […]

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Quarry at World Heritage site update

SGLH and other campaigners welcome Ministers’ intention to reject quarry application in Buffer Zone of the New Lanark World Heritage Site at the Falls of Clyde    Campaigners have welcomed Scottish Ministers’ intention to reject Cemex’s application to extend Hyndford quarry into the Buffer Zone of the New Lanark World Heritage Site. The multinational company wished to […]

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A quarry too far

New Lanark’s Bonnington landscape at the Falls of Clyde This historically important 18th century designed landscape in the World Heritage Site Buffer Zone is in jeopardy since South Lanarkshire Council granted CEMEX permission to extend Hyndford Quarry. GHSS has been prominent in preparing the case against it as part of an umbrella group led by […]

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