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Edinburgh planning appeal highlights potential impact of new presumption in favour of development, says expert

Plans for a 650-home development on 'green belt' farmland to the south east of Edinburgh have been allowed on appeal after the reporter found the presumption in favour of certain developments in the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) outweighed the local authority's... 26 Jun 2015

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The United Arab Emirates UAE) has launched a state-owned bank to finance housing and other projects.  22 Jun 2015

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New Scottish property and landfill taxes come into force, but 'concerns remain', says expert

The introduction of the first new taxes raised by a Scottish parliament in more than 300 years is a "significant moment", although some concerns remain about the impact that they will have on Scottish businesses, an expert has said. 01 Apr 2015

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