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Rodney White: Build back infrastructure

Rodney White suggests that Westminster and Holyrood should "step up to the plate" and fund infrastructure specifically for housebuilding projects.

Published 5 March 2021

Scottish Government 'risks further confusion' over fire and smoke alarm legislation

Anxious householders could be further confused by mixed messaging after the Scottish Government confirmed it will seek to delay legislation on fire safety standards, according to a legal expert.

Published 22 October 2020

Rodney Whyte: Scotland needs to build homes and communities for its ageing population

The Scottish Government needs to encourage investment in Later Living and, in turn, provide a boost for the construction industry, says residential property specialist Rodney Whyte. 

Published 23 June 2020

Katherine Metcalfe: Scottish Government risks falling behind on post-Grenfell safety

Katherine Metcalfe compares building safety regulations north and south of the border.

Published 24 February 2020

Rodney Whyte: Scots law missing a trick on ‘later living’ projects

Rodney Whyte, partner and specialist in residential land development at Pinsent Masons, looks at how Scots law is holding back "later living" developments.

Published 2 August 2019

Russell Munro: Winchburgh Village plan can provide blueprint for housing delivery

A model agreement between the Scottish Government, West Lothian Council and a newly-created joint venture could help tackle Scotland’s housing crisis if replicated in other regions, writes Russell Munro.

Published 6 February 2019

Blog: LBTT has worked – but a Brexit break might be due

By Rodney Whyte, partner and property and planning specialist at law firm Pinsent Masons

Published 29 October 2018

Operational delivery ‘key to return on investment’ for Build to Rent in Scotland

Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.

Published 11 December 2017

Work starts on new £6m Saltcoats sheltered housing project

The first sheltered housing project to be delivered by construction and infrastructure-focused partnership hub South West on behalf of North Ayrshire Council is set to get under way following a ground-breaking ceremony.

Published 18 August 2017

Mission accomplished for Glasgow City Mission fundraisers

Staff at legal firm Pinsent Masons’ Glasgow offices went on a festive mission to raise funds for a homeless charity.

Published 12 January 2017

Sector welcomes Programme for Government

The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.

Published 7 September 2016

Planning gain 'holidays' could stimulate stalled building projects, says property lawyer

A property lawyer has called on local authorities to offer ‘planning gain holidays’ to revive stalled commercial and housing developments.

Published 7 September 2016