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Council / Planning staff shortage ‘not fair’ on community, meeting hears
Environment / RSPB adds to concern over spaceport’s potential impact on birds
Council / ‘Try every possible angle’ to tackle planning staff shortage, councillor saysShetland’s location pinpointed as a possible reason behind difficulty in recruiting
Council / Government to be notified if SIC is minded to approve space centre plans
Marine / From Toft to Lerwick for proposed net washing facility
Business / ‘Full steam ahead’ for Voe soft play centre after planning approval
Viking Energy - Viking Wind Farm and the Shetland HVDC Transmission Link
Council / Planning service cut back to allow staff to tackle backlog of applications
Letters / You couldna mak it up
Council / Lerwick phone mast would be a ‘monstrosity’, meeting hears as appeal is deniedCouncillors also remove a planning condition for a new house at Scatsta following an appeal
Energy / Community councils object to plans to move location of Viking Energy concrete plants
Energy / Eighty metre mast used for windfarm planning to stay for another three years
News round-up / Tesco tightens rules, extra £3m for island businesses, mobile mast planning appeal
Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021
Council / Planning appeal turned down
Council / Westside councillor resigns from planning committee
Letters / Disservice to the community
Energy / Viking developer says it has ‘consent for all works’ at Kergord after planning report raises concern
Letters / Fundamental flaw in the system
Letters / Shetland deserves answers
Energy / Viking vows to implement better water management measures
Letters / Planning system unfit for purpose
Letters / In fear of the developer?
Letters / ‘Out of touch’
Council / Planning committee approves Viking Energy construction compound applicationPreparatory work for the wind farm is starting this week
Energy / Viking opponents petition planning committee
Council / McGregor takes Smith’s place on planning committee following resignation
Letters / ‘It’s breaking my heart’Back in April 2015, former vice chairman of Sustainable Shetland, James Mackenzie, was invited to give a presentation to a Planning Democracy event in Glasgow. Among other things, the conference explored options for a more equitable planning system, including the idea of equal rights of appeal to create a level playing field that allows communities the same rights as developers. Mackenzie has now submitted his presentation as a letter to Shetland News, saying “not much has changed since then [2015] except that SSE is now the sole owner of Viking Energy”.
Community / Cullivoe marina and business park project edges step closer after planning variation secured
Council / Council grants works licence for subsea cable
Updated Wind farm compound gets planning approval
Council / Decision on knitwear van planning appeal deferred
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