Legal Services

Planning Lawyer Scotland

As the planning system becomes progressively more complex and the burden of environmental legislation increases, our Planning Group focuses on giving strategic advice to minimise delays and costs to our clients.  Working within the Real Estate Group and across the firm, we identify the true issues for our clients and our recommendations are tailored to fit their circumstances.

We apply our expertise in all sectors of the property industry, in particular in relation to development and urban regeneration, and we also have considerable experience of providing planning advice in the waste, minerals, renewable energy and transport sectors.

Our team of specialist planning lawyers provide a full planning service including:

  • Development plan allocations and representations
  • Strategic planning advice
  • Planning appeal advocacy
  • Planning litigation including judicial review
  • Environmental assessments
  • Heritage issues
  • Negotiation of planning agreements
  • Enforcement advice
  • Planning due diligence
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation 

Our Planning Group is quoted in 'Legal 500 2010' as follows:

"...MacRoberts LLP has developed a solid planning practice."

and in ''Legal 500 2011' as:

"MacRoberts LLP's 'multi-disciplinary team of planning experts' meets 'a very high standard, and tailors advice to the client's needs'."