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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’s work covers development plans, planning agreements and compulsory purchase (and compensation), as well as public inquiries. David Scott is handling a compensation claim for two landowners who were affected by a compulsory purchase order in relation to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. Scott has a particular interest in wind farms and housing developments. Senior associate Rebecca Walker is experienced in planning inquiries and appeals. Other clients include Kirkwood Homes, Bancon Developments, John Gordon & Son and Veitchi Homes.”

Jennifer Young

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