Hungry at Christmas, pro popular housing!
The biggest changes to planning law in 50 years have been put forward in a bill at the Holyrood parliament.
In it's current form it rejects the suggested Community Right of Appeal and contains powers for the Executive to class a development as of "National Importance" and therefore not subject to a Public Inquiry.
This has implications for, e.g. roads campaigners as big projects (similar to the M74 Extension) could be waved through on an Executive / CBI say-so without regard to local people.