Major Projects & Infrastructure

Whether it be health, education, water, roads, rail, carbon capture & storage, hydro, waste or wind, we have the experience and practical know-how to deal with any issues that you may encounter. We are also the only Scottish based firm with a first tier projects practice on the Scottish Government’s Major Projects Panel.

  • Construction New legal rules for retention in the construction sector? The problem of people holding onto retention monies longer than they should at various levels within the contractual chain on a construction project whether retention held by an employer, a main contractor, or a sub-contractor, has long been a problem in the construction sector.
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure Planning (Scotland) Bill (4) – fees and infrastructure levy This final update on the Planning (Scotland) Bill considers enabling powers for planning fees and introduction of an infrastructure levy. Of course the proposals are subject to amendment as the Bill passes through the Scottish Parliament.
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure Planning (Scotland) Bill (3) – Development Management This update on the Planning (Scotland) Bill considers changes to development management, the process of determining individual planning applications. Of course the proposals are subject to amendment as the Bill passes through the Scottish Parliament.
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure Planning (Scotland) Bill (1) – development planning The Scottish Government has introduced the Planning (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. The Bill sets out proposed reforms to the Scottish planning system and is the product of a review process that started in September 2015. The aim was to strengthen and simplify the planning system such that it comes an enabler of high quality development, supporting the delivery of housing and infrastructure and actively encouraging community involvement.
  • Major Projects & Infrastructure Planning (Scotland) Bill (2) – simplified development zones This update on the Planning (Scotland) Bill considers proposals to allow planning authorities to proactively encourage development through the prior grant of planning permission and other consents in designated Simplified Development Zones (SDZs). Of course the SDZ proposals are subject to amendment as the Bill passes through the Scottish Parliament.

Infrastructure & Projects

Whether it be health, education, water, roads, rail, carbon capture & storage, hydro, waste or wind, we have the experience and practical know-how to deal with any issues that you may encounter.

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