Planning

Obtaining planning permission and other necessary consents is a prerequisite for any significant development. Trying to negotiate the planning system without specialist support can result in refusal of consent, increased risk of legal challenges and delay to a project.

Our experienced and highly regarded Planning team will provide expert advice on all aspects of planning and other statutory consenting processes. Our approach is to provide expert and straightforward advice and advocacy to secure a positive result for our client.

Our Services
  • Strategic consenting advice, including the coordination of planning and non-planning consents and environmental regulation
  • Preparation of effective application and appeal cases and documents
  • Advice on application and appeal tactics
  • Advocacy at appeals, including at public local inquiries and hearings
  • Advice on planning law, procedures and policies
  • Representation, with counsel, at judicial reviews and statutory appeals
  • Advice on environmental impact assessment, habitats directive appraisals and other environmental assessments
  • Drafting and negotiation of planning agreements
  • Compulsory purchase orders
  • Enforcement advice and representation
  • Roads law and consents
  • Planning mediation
Our Experience
  • Energy and renewables
  • Harbours and marine
  • Retail and manufacturing
  • Cultural heritage
Our Clients
  • Renewable power companies
  • Government and local authorities
  • Major national utility companies
  • Food and drink manufacturers
  • Major supermarkets
  • Transport companies
  • Minerals companies
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  • "We have found them helpful, knowledgeable and proactive in the advice they have offered and innovative in the solutions they have suggested."

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Real Estate at MacRoberts

Our award-winning Property team has not only the specialist legal knowledge required to assist our clients, but also the sector experience and practical know-how acquired through many years of working on a wide variety of high-profile real estate projects across Scotland.

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