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Craig Whelton

Craig Whelton

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Craig is a partner in our planning division and has extensive experience in advising in planning matters across the UK.  Craig is dual qualified in Scots and English & Welsh Law, having previously practised in England.  

Craig works closely with our colleagues in property and construction and projects divisions, and advises on all aspects of planning, with particular emphasis on land promotion, applications and appeals.  Craig advises developers, planning authorities and other affected parties on a wide range of local, major and national developments including retail, mixed use and residential schemes.

Craig has extensive experience in compulsory purchase, acting for both the promoters of schemes as well as landowners and affected parties.

He regularly appears as an advocate in planning and compulsory purchase inquiries and hearings.

He is a specialist in all aspects of consenting renewable energy projects, and has particular expertise in onshore and offshore wind and marine projects.  He has advised on the largest offshore wind and tidal projects in Scotland. Craig regularly advises on EIA and HRA issues and is a member of the Scottish Renewables Form wave and tidal working group.


Craig Whelton




+44 (0)131 473 6025