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

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
  • Planning mediation

Our Experience

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
  • Cultural heritage

Our clients include:

  • Renewable power companies
  • Government and local authorities
  • Major national utility companies
  • Food and drink manufacturers
  • Major supermarkets
  • Transport companies
  • Minerals companies

Recent Projects

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)
  • 104MW Kype Muir Windfarm (Banks Renewables Limited)
  • Rosyth International Container Terminal



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