Category Archives: Planning

Reconciling renewable energy sources with their environmental impact

Nina Turner, one of our planning advisors, writes about her experience attending a seminar run by the Greek Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Good practices for reconciling wind energy development and biodiversity conservation. The Greek Ministry for Environment, … Continue reading

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Collaborative working to promote positive change

Placemaking is a collaborative and creative process that includes design, development, renewal or regeneration of our urban areas. Viv Gray, one of our planning advisors, looks at the positive steps Fife Council is making towards improving green spaces for both … Continue reading

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Social Housing and Green Infrastructure – Connecting people and nature

Ivan Clark, our Plan & Place-making Team Manager, is working with our partners to explore how we can deliver better quality greenspace in social housing developments. Scotland’s urban green spaces provide a range of benefits for people and nature. They … Continue reading

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Planning for Development

Peter Hutchinson, SNH’s Head of Planning and Development, reflects on changes in SNH’s approach and actions to support good development. When I started my career in planning in the 1980s, advice on the natural environment was characterised by ‘objections’ and … Continue reading

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