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‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

What changes after you say: “I do”?

The Wedding season is upon us once again with couples across Scotland ‘tying the knot’ but what legally changes when you say “I do”?

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

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13 June 2024 | Time to read: 13 mins

‘Exceptional Release’ Housing Policy and the Demise of Scotland’s ‘Tilted Balance’

By Sandy Telfer

Sandy Telfer discusses the much anticipated court decision in ‘the Mossend appeal’ and what this means for the Scottish Housebuilding industry.

30 April 2024 | Time to read: 4 mins

Under-delivery of new homes: planning system a key driver

By Monica Cannon

Monica Cannon discusses the Competition and Market Authority’s market study into housebuilding published February 2024.

05 December 2023 | Time to read: 2 mins

Owners Beware: Changes to Empty Property Relief for Non-domestic Properties in Edinburgh

By Beth Hancock

With changes being made to the Empty Property Relief in Edinburgh, we highlight impact this will have on those who own empty non-domestic properties.

27 January 2023 | Time to read: 4 mins

Will the Government’s move towards “Passivhaus” support our zero carbon ambitions?

By Keith Emmerson, Andrew Leslie

What are the implications of proposed new housing standards by the Scottish Government?

11 July 2022 | Time to read: 3 mins

The draft NPF4 – key considerations for developers

By Keith Emmerson

In March 2022, Project Scotland reported on conflicting responses to the Scottish Government’s draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4).

04 May 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew bolsters planning team with the appointment of Sandy Telfer

By Robert Graham-Campbell , Sandy Telfer

Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew announces the appointment of experienced planning lawyer Sandy Telfer to their partnership.

25 March 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew celebrates raft of internal promotions

By Robert Graham-Campbell

Leading Scottish law firm, Gillespie Macandrew has announced the promotion of nine lawyers.

11 February 2022 | Time to read: 4 mins

Retentions in construction: will proposed deposit scheme help rebuild trust in the industry?

By Keith Emmerson

Retentions in construction: will proposed deposit scheme help rebuild trust in the industry?

31 January 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Update: Short-term lets legislation passed by Scottish Parliament

Short-term lets legislation passed by Scottish Parliament.

28 January 2022 | Time to read: 1 min

Gillespie Macandrew advises on £250m of new build plot sales

By Harry Smith

Gillespie Macandrew completed new build plot sales worth over £250m in 2021, representing almost 10% of all private new build house sales in Scotland.

09 February 2021 | Time to read: 2 mins

Gillespie Macandrew advises on landmark Waitrose deal

By Kenny Irons

We recently advised on the purchase of two Waitrose stores in Glasgow for £23.2m. 

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