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30 Nov 2023

SPF Voice November 2023

In this month's edition of SPF Voice, hear the latest industry round-up from our Chair Maria Francké. Our Industry Insight features Darron Williams of Bruntwood SciTech on Glasgow's Met Tower and Josie Sclater from SPF gives a deeper understanding of Edinburgh's Housing Emergency. Our Policy Bites section covered by the SPF Team provides a round up of current policy issues and a recap of BPF Futures' 'Learning to Lead' event held this month. 

31 Oct 2023

SPF Voice October 2023

In this month's issue of Voice we hear from Martin McKay of Clyde Gateway on sustainable development in Glasgow's East End. Our second Industry Insight features Calum MacAuley from Bonham and Brook who dives into the policy intricacies of LBTT and whether reform is necessary. Catch up on the latest industry insights with our policy bites section from the SPF team and view some of the pictures from the Annual Dinner. 

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29 Sep 2023

SPF Voice September 2023

This month's Voice features the latest industry development projects across Scotland including plans to transform East Kilbride's town centre with coverage from ThreeSixty Architecture. Also included are insights from Sigma Capital on their recent residential development at Bertha Park in Perth. Our SPF team provide a round-up of recent engagements and an analysis of the Programme for Government. 

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31 Aug 2023

SPF Voice August 2023

Catch up on our latest industry news this Summer, featuring SPF Chair Maria Francké, Robin Presswood from Dundee City Council and Gary Meechan from Scape Scotland. This month's Industry Insight explores how Dundee City Council is embracing development opportunities and we also look at public sector procurement issues. Our SPF team covers a range of industry topics including, the rent cap, business rates, sustainability and planning issues. We also provide an update on our events & work this month. 

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30 Jun 2023

SPF Voice June/July 2023

This month's issue of Voice features a note from our new Chair, Maria Francké about the need to transform our built environment to net zero as Scotland moves forward with Passivhaus. Along with an article from Alan Stark, Chair, SPF Sustainability & Building Design committee, touching upon the sustainability agenda being a priority in our journey to net zero. SPF dispatches include the updates on rent cap legislation, business rates and Passivhaus. Also, the tickets for SPF Annual Dinner are now on sale, so reserve your seats!

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31 May 2023

SPF Voice May 2023

In this month's Voice, our industry insight is from our Vice Chair and planning expert, Maria Francké who highlights some of the recent challenges of implementing NPF4. Also included is a round-up of the discussions from the latest SPF engagements with members and regional authorities. 

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27 Apr 2023

Voice April 2023

This month's Voice is SPF Annual Conference special. Along with conference report, we also touch on new call for evidence on CoLTP review, BPF's latest report impact of rent cap on investment in housing supply, PBSA update and impact of EPC changes as well as our upcoming events.

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21 Jul 2022

Voice June/July 2022

This month's SPF Voice features a note from our Chair Stephen Lewis, a look at two of the latest Green Freeport bids in our regional insight and the information you need to sign up to the BPF's Net Zero Pledge campaign.

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31 May 2022

Voice May 2022

This month's SPF Voice features an article from Playfair's Donald Anderson on the need for business to respond to Scotland’s new political landscape, and commercial property sales for Q1 2022.

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29 Apr 2022

Voice April 2022

This month's SPF Voice features a local elections manifesto snapshot, an article from Savills' Ed Crockett on proposed reforms for the rented residential sector, and LBTT revenue for 2021-22.

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31 Mar 2022 Planning

Voice March 2022

This month's SPF Voice features articles from two of our committee chair's, Maria Francké and Alan Cook, on developments with NPF4 and the new registers of controlled interest in land (RCI) and Register of Overseas Entities (ROE). Residential sales in 2021 are the focus of our research feature.

24 Feb 2022

Voice February 2022

With the return to in-person events, SPF Chair Kevin Robertson outlines the upcoming SPF Annual Conference on 31 May 2022 and the SPF's involvement with MIPIM. This issue also explores the next steps in the review of Section 63 energy efficiency regulations and the latest tax and coronavirus developments.