McInally Associates continuously monitor the preparation of local plans throughout Scotland to ensure clients are able to respond to the demands of the planning process most recently involving submissions on the Glasgow City Plan 2. Furthermore we are currently preparing for the forthcoming publication of other local plans particularly in North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire and East Renfrewshire.

HBOS
McInally Associates Ltd are pleased to have negotiated planning consent which has recently been granted for a central retail bank for HBOS in the prime shopping area of Glasgow City Centre at 167/201 Argyle Street, Glasgow.  This proposal will include recladding of the Argyle Street frontage with the conversion due for completion in December to allow opening for business before Christmas.

Victoria ACAD
McInally Associates are the planning consultants for the Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Facility - Victoria ACAD, which once built (on a site adjacent to the current Victoria Infirmary) will provide high quality, integrated Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic services for the population in South Glasgow.

The project is a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and NHS Greater Glasgow Health Trust and has involved the production of a masterplan and submission of a planning application package including detailed planning report and negotiation of the project through the planning system.  The planning application was approved by Glasgow City Council on July 11th.
Architect : HLM Architects

The Lodge, Loch Goil
We are delighted to announce a successful appeal against the refusal of planning consent for a treehouse and viewing platform at The Lodge, near Lochgoilhead by the Loch Lomond National Park Planning Authority.  In many respects it is unfortunate that such a unique development, which achieved 5-star visitscotland status had to become subject of an appeal but hopefully the decision to approve the proposal by the Reporter, Mr John Henderson, will guide the Parks Authority into a more positive approach to investment in the National Park.  For further information see www.thelodge-scotland.com

Whitburn Urban Expansion
The regeneration of Polkemmet Colliery and the urban expansion of Whitburn, West Lothian has been granted a major boost with the recent approval of the new motorway junction on the M8 directly onto the site by the Scottish Executive.  This decision will ensure the success of the project with direct access to the business park, the golf courses and the housing area from the national roads network at a point exactly midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Strongly based on the benefit of such an important strategic access the Whitburn project comprises 2 international golf courses designed by the design team of the European Professional Golfers Association, on a 60 hectare (150 acre) business park and some 2,000 houses.  With the prospects for international standard of golf and a PGA Academy, the motorway junction will be the catalyst for increased investment in a wide range of activities.

Glasgow Harbour
The erection of the first phase of 670 dwellings is almost completed and the major road and infrastructure works to provide enhanced access to the site. Construction of the housing element of the development has commenced and the infrastructure works have recently been assisted by receipt of European Regional Development Finance. These works include the provision of new access ramps, the lowering of the Clydeside expressway and the construction of a new road and pedestrian bridge to link the site more effectively with Partick Transport Interchange. The plan on the left illustrates the most important changes to the road system in the Castlebank Street area and the future gyratory traffic movement to service the area.