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 comprehensive range of services includes:
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
Our Planning team supports both private and public sector clients and is engaged across all development sectors, including:
Energy & renewables
Harbours and marine
Retail & manufacturing
Our clients include:
Renewable power companies
Government and local authorities
Major national utility companies
Food and drink manufacturers
Our Planning team advises on some of the largest infrastructure and commercial developments in Scotland, with recent examples including:
177MW Dorenell Wind farm and its variation and extension (Infinergy Ltd)
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