News from Scotland, Winter 2017

Welcome to the Winter 2017 issue of Bidwells' Newsletter for Scotland

Controlling Cash Flow - Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer

Getting paid on time is a big headache for many and the consequences of late payment can be serious for small businesses, But there are things one can do to encourage prompt payment, and minimise risks when dealing with others.

Plans submitted for a new hotel and restaurant in Kidlington

A full planning application has been submitted to Cherwell District Council for a new 101-bed Premier Inn hotel and 150-cover Beefeater restaurant which will be built at the 22 acres Oxford Technology Park on Langford Lane, opposite to the airport.

Irrigation and Reservoir Infrastructure Opportunities

With the effects of climate change well documented and the frequency and volume of rainfall tipped to have a significant (and unpredictable) effect, farmers and landowners should consider future proofing their holdings through investment in water infrastructure.

Scotland Planning Newsletter, November 2017

At the beginning of October, the Scottish Government’s Chief Planner announced an update on the Scottish Planning Review’s progress. Details of the ‘Planning Bill Timetable’ were laid out and the first Planning Bill is expected to be introduced to Scottish Parliament by the end of 2017. The Bill is expected to be scrutinised, amended and voted upon by members of Parliament at the start of next year, before the Bill is to be passed in June 2018.

Perth & Kinross councillors approve proposed Local Development Plan (LDP)

The blueprint highlights a need for around 12,000 new houses in the next nine years to cope with a predicted population surge.

Living in a conservation area: Ten things you need to know

Conservation areas have been protecting some of Britain's most beautiful areas for 50 years – here's what you need to know if you live in one, or are thinking about moving to one.


The 2017 Budget has serious policy decisions for the Golden Triangle area between Oxford, Cambridge and London, with significant ramifications across housing, transport infrastructure and planning policy.

Encouraging response from community to Kings House Hotel plans

The project team behind the rejuvenation of the Kings House Hotel has been hugely encouraged by the response to its public information forum which was held on Saturday in St Mary’s Church Hall in Glencoe.
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