The big news from the past month is of course that, on 25 July 2019, the Planning (Scotland) Bill became the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019. This is though not the end of the process to bring about the new planning system, with significant work now required on the secondary legislation to bring the provisions of the new Act into effect. Meantime, for this month’s other planning highlights, read on below…
Saturday 14th September 2019, ASPC, 40 Chapel Street, Aberdeen
Our director Maggie will be part of an expert panel assembled by the ASPC to provide advice on how you might improve or extend your home, ensuring that you add value to it, whether you are buying or selling now, or thinking of doing so in the future.
Our director Pippa is very much looking forward to attending this year’s Scottish Planning and Environmental Law conference in Edinburgh, which will cover housing, land value, and infrastructure delivery, as well as community empowerment and the new Planning (Scotland) Act 2019.
This month’s blog has been written by our former intern Negar Maydanchi, who came to work with us for a month earlier this summer and, we’re delighted to say, has since been offered a job as a planner. Before starting her new job though, Negar has been visiting family in Iran, and has shared her reflections on what shopping centres here in the UK might learn from the traditional bazaars there.