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With a team of 10 planners across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen we bring a commercially driven approach with a focus on financial implications for owners and developers.

What makes us different? We combine our planners with our award winning property agents which means we:

  • Understand the commercial forces that drive the next generation of commercial developments.
  • Will negotiate the planning guidelines in your favour.
  • Will guide you through the process of turning commercial property or land holdings into attractive prospects for alternative uses such as residential development or student housing.
  • Can co-ordinate specialist teams including architects, transport experts and environmental consultants

Our team harbours expertise in:

  • Masterplanning with local authorities
  • Structure and local plan policies
  • Winning planning appeals
  • Securing change of use

 

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CASESTUDIES

The Scottish Government

  • Our planning team authored a ground-breaking Planning for Infrastructure research report for the Scottish Government, with input from Brodies and WSP.
  • This significant project involved a 9-month programme of Scotland-wide primary research and identified emerging best practice in providing enabling infrastructure for development and highlighted barriers to infrastructure delivery.
  • The team was subsequently commissioned to conduct follow-up research into specific issues relating to deliverability.  Our findings are being reflected in emerging Scottish Government planning advice on housing and infrastructure.

Aberdeenshire Masterplans

  • In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire we have promoted a range of large scale sites for development through the local plan process.
  • These have included residential sites for Stewart Milne Homes, Cala Homes East and AJC Homes.
  • Several of the masterplans our team has created have required the creation of new town centres or extensions and consolidation of existing centres.