Ged specialises in planning and development, including disposals. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors and provides advice to a wide range of clients on all aspects of planning and development.
His projects include initial site assessments, promoting sites through the Local Development Plan process and progressing planning applications, has extensive experience in relation to Public Inquiries Examinations and Hearings.
Ged is also actively involved in the disposal of sites and properties providing robust, commercially driven advice with the key aim of achieving clients' goals.
Identifies and promotes various sites through the planning system on behalf of clients to secure residential allocations/ consents including active role in disposals. Notable successes include the former Merchiston Hospital site and former Ibstock Brickwork, as detailed below:-
Ibstock Brick Limited
Advised on a major brownfield redevelopment opportunity within North Lanarkshire, including preparation of local development plan submissions and also the preparation of a planning application including extensive pre-application consultation. Site successfully re-allocated for residential development and planning application in principle secured, including Section 75. Actively involved in disposal of site.
Merchiston Hospital, NHS
Advised on many development sites including preparation of Local Plan Submissions and Masterplans for strategic development sites. This included the former Merchiston Hospital site, which is located within the greenbelt and was successfully allocated as a major residential development and now disposed of for residential development.
Worked with a range of clients promoting sites for commercial uses, including retail, hotels, student accommodation and industrial / storage and distribution. These types of applications are often complex and contentious. Examples include achieving consent for an M&S and Premier Inn in St Andrews, a very contentious and high profile application, and promoting a large site near Cumbernauld for use as a strategic employment/ distribution use.
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