Tags - Planning

Reality of National Planning Framework ‘falls far short of ambition’, says Scottish Land & Estates


29 Mar 2022

Scotland’s new National Planning Framework (NPF4) falls short in meeting its own ambition, says Scottish Land & Estates.

The organisation has responded to the Scottish Government’s NPF4...

Rural businesses will benefit from proposed planning system reforms


12 Nov 2020

Proposed reforms to Permitted Development Rights (PDR) in the Scottish planning system would provide welcome flexibility to rural businesses.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural business...

Landlords appeal to Scottish Government on energy efficiency improvement works


10 Jun 2020


Landlords of private rented homes and their agents are urging the Scottish Government to consider the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland’s ongoing efforts to improve the energy...

Safety exclusion zones for mobile masts

Blog Post

11 Feb 2020

Jeremy Moody is the Secretary & Adviser to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). Here he discusses technical aspects of masts, as well as the information landowners should expect...

Next Scottish Land & Estates Chairman announced


24 Dec 2019

Mark Tennant has been appointed Chairman Designate by the Board of Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) the rural business organisation.

Mark’s family business Innes Estate in Elgin has been a member of...

Scottish landowners calling out telecoms giants


23 Dec 2019

Farmers and other landowners in Scotland have seen the average rent paid by telecoms giants to use their land for mobile phone masts and broadband apparatus slashed since a new Electronic...

Meeting the next generation

Blog Post

2 Oct 2019

Our policy adviser Marcelina Hamilton, who has recently qualified as a chartered surveyor, went back to University for the day to talk to students about what a future career in helping rural Scotland...

Electrical wiring regulations – tricky to digest?

Blog Post

26 Jul 2019

Mike Buchanan from Cambusmore Estate in Perthshire, takes us through some recent changes to electrical requirements. 

A new 18th edition of the electrical wiring regulations, known as BS 7671:2018...

Short-term lets - a balancing act

Blog Post

12 Jul 2019

Marcelina Hamilton is Scottish Land & Estate’s policy advisor for rural business and property. Here she explains why it’s important to get the balance right for any new regulations introduced to the...

Planning in the balance?

Blog Post

5 Apr 2019

We’ve all had a couple of weeks to consider the impact of the Planning (Scotland) Bill’s Revised Financial Memorandum which the Scottish Government published ahead of Stage 3. It was very much an...

New research to inform future planning policy across rural Scotland


7 Mar 2019

Savills’ planning team in Scotland and the research institute Inherit have together won a Scottish Government tender for research which will inform the future preparation of the National Planning...

Housing Walk & Talk at Dunninald Estate


27 Feb 2019

On Tuesday, 26 February, 25 SLE Members and guests met at Dunninald Estate, near Montrose to learn of the importance of master planning when it comes to the development of a redundant B Listed...