Jacobite experts have warned against a developer’s plans to build a lorry park on the site of a 1715 Jacobite battlefield and the world’s oldest Roman frontier road.
A charity has raised serious questions about Scotland’s planning system after Conservative councillors in Stirling backed a development against the advice of planning officials. The decision left taxpayers out of pocket when locals took the council to court.
Scotland’s public land is being sold off to housing developers building luxury homes and sidelining local people, The Ferret can reveal.
An exclusive private housing development backed financially by a Scottish government “green” fund has been criticised for destroying “cherished woodland” and not providing affordable homes.
Rule changes during the Covid-19 pandemic favour property developers and risk shutting the public out from the planning system, say Scottish civic groups.
A survey of the funding of every community council in Scotland has sparked claims that the bodies are being systematically undermined by a lack of support from local authorities.
Scottish ministers are coming under concerted pressure to give communities across Scotland stronger rights to resist property developers proposing controversial building schemes.
Scotland is facing a reprimand at a United Nations summit for failing to give communities rights to fight damaging building developments.
Campaigners have called on the Scottish Government to reject a proposal for a film studio and power plant near Edinburgh.