The Scottish Government has been accused of “stripping powers away” from councils after overturning four in ten planning…
Council decisions to reject new fish farms were overruled by the Scottish Government after appeals by multinationals, which critics claim ignores local democracy.
Rule changes during the Covid-19 pandemic favour property developers and risk shutting the public out from the planning system, say Scottish civic groups.
Scottish ministers are coming under concerted pressure to give communities across Scotland stronger rights to resist property developers proposing controversial building schemes.
Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to reject a proposal for a film studio and power plant near Edinburgh.
Officials acting at the request of a developer aiming to build hundreds of homes for private rent have been criticised.