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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

What’s The Plan?

“I love it when a plan comes together” – Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith, the A Team.

Like Hannibal Smith, the Scottish planning system also loves it when a plan comes together - it is a central tenant of our Planning system in this country that it operates what is referred to as a “plan led” system.  This principle, enshrined in statute, requires that all planning applications should be determined in accordance with the development plan unless there are other material reasons to come to a different decision.

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Farewell To Ultra Long Leases: Will Your Property Be Affected?

The Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012 will come into force in Scotland on 28 November 2015. The Act is the last to be implemented of a series of legislative reforms to modernise Scottish property law, which began with legislation to abolish the feudal system in 2000.

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Renewables Obligation Early Closure: What This Means

Following weeks of speculation and forming part of the Conservatives’ manifesto pledge to end new onshore wind farm subsidies, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have today announced that the Renewables Obligation (RO) will be closed to new onshore wind projects in April 2016 - instead of its currently scheduled closure date of April 2017.

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