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Planning law

Our experienced team is well equipped to handle public and private sector planning permissions; develop stakeholder agreements; and resolve compulsory purchase and compensation actions.

Ledingham Chalmers offers an experienced team equipped to handle public and private sector planning permissions, develop stakeholder agreements and resolve compulsory purchase and compensation actions.

Services also include environmental due diligence and warranties, operational agreements and working hours agreements.

We work with developers, home owners and businesses, trust our team led by partner David Scott to provide practical advice and representation at hearings or appeals to the Court of Session.

Our team has developed specialist knowledge of the renewable energy market by acting for landowners, developers, objectors and planning authorities in respect of renewable energy applications.

We are also skilled at representing developers, objectors and planning authorities in public inquiries following appeals against refusal of planning applications.

We can also draw on our firm’s network of legal and sector specialists in commercial property, construction and residential property law.

What our clients and peers say

Our planning law work is commended by research carried out by international legal directory Legal 500:

Ledingham Chalmers LLP, which is noted for its strengths in the planning aspects of wind farm and housing developments, acts for multiple stakeholders in contentious and non-contentious planning matters, including landowners, developers, objectors and planning authorities. Planning practice head David Scott works alongside partner Stephen Morrice (among other members of the commercial property team) and senior associate Rebecca Walker, who has significant experience of contentious planning work, particularly wind farm inquiries. Scott and others are advising clients such as Kirkwood Homes Limited and Claymore Homes Limited as the landowner and/or application on multiple section 75 agreements across various development sites. Dandara Group, Bancon Developments Limited and Cornerstone Community Care are among other clients.

Mike Cunningham

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