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Pre-application Consultation event held for Site 12 in the Dundee Waterfront area

14th January 2019

Ryden is pleased to be acting for Dawn Developments Ltd in relation to mixed use proposals for Site 12 in the Dundee Waterfront area. As part of this, a first pre-application Consultation event was held on 10 January in the city's new Railway Station development.

A proposal for application notice was submitted to Dundee City Council in October for a development potentially involving flats overlooking the River Tay and Slessor Gardens, ground floor commercial uses and possibly a hotel.

Ryden Planning Partner Adrian Smith commented on the event: "It was encouraging that the public exhibition was so well attended. 

“People are clearly very interested in how this important, prominent site is developed and we expect to be engaging further with them, particularly in relation to design matters, before holding a follow up event and proceeding with submission of the planning application."

Paul O’Donnell, development director at Dawn Developments, said project leaders would listen to the views of residents across a number of consultations before deciding on the final plans.

He added: “Given the prominence of it, both to the V&A and the town centre, in my view it’s going to be a mixed use development.

“What I would ask is for people to give us their views on it because some might want a big massive tower as a statement, others might like something that’s two or three levels.”

“In terms of the mixture of the development and its shape, given the topography of the site, that’s probably fixed – so how its designed, its configuration and so on are the things we would like to hear from the public."

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Adrian Smith

Adrian is a Chartered Town Planner with over 35 years' experience as a planning and development advisor throughout Scotland in both the public and private sectors. He was a founding partner of niche planning consultancy Muir Smith Evans and joined Ryden in December 2017 when the two firms merged.

Prior to founding Muir Smith Evans in 2004 Adrian was a planning director for Turley where he spent 14 years building up the Scottish business unit and serving on the company board. His previous public sector experience includes periods working for Glasgow City Council, Monklands District Council and the former Irvine Development Corporation on development planning, development management and project implementation.

Adrian has extensive experience of managing large multi-disciplinary teams and applying strategic thinking on complex, often sensitive, commercial development projects. He has an established reputation for providing sound, commercially-aware planning advice and for enhancing the value of his clients' assets by delivering beneficial planning permissions.

Adrian is an experienced communicator with a reputation for being clear and concise. He is skilled in the presentation of proposals at public meetings, pre-application consultations and hearings. He has also acted as the planning witness at numerous public inquiries.   

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