Michael Lorimer, previously a Senior Planner at Aberdeenshire Council, joined Ryden in 2013 as a Senior Planning Consultant with over six years of experience. He was promoted to Associate in May 2015.
Since joining, Michael has been involved in a diverse range of projects, helping secure permission for complex housing, business and mixed-use developments. He has also been extensively involved in the preparation and progression of large scale Development Frameworks and Masterplans through the planning process for major house builders across the North East.
Preparation of applications for planning permission in relation to 3,000 new homes and 10 hectares of employment land at Countesswells, Aberdeen for the Stewart Milne Group and members of the Countesswells Consortium.
Worked with multi-disciplinary teams to secure approval of Development Frameworks and Masterplans, including the Newhills Expansion Area on the north western edge of Aberdeen.
Participation in extensive public engagement and consultation as well as subsequent preparation and submission of planning application for 1,700 homes, retail and commercial provision, on behalf of the University of Aberdeen.
Promotion of land through the Local Development Plan process for various clients and successfully appealed decision to Local Review Body for erection of new Grade A office accommodation within Aberdeen’s West End.
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