Steven is an associate in our Planning team with experience in both contentious and non-contentious planning and infrastructure matters, advising both public and private clients. He regularly provides advice to developers on promoting sites through the development plan process, planning applications, planning agreements, compulsory purchase, consenting and environmental issues.
He has particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sector where he has acted on a number of projects advising on consenting strategies for electricity connections and applications under the Electricity Act 1989. Steven’s contentious background allows him to provide advice where clients are seeking to be represented at planning appeals/inquiries, judicial review proceedings, Lands Tribunal compensation claims and actions in the Sheriff Court.
30th January 2020
The Scottish Government has described 2020 as a “massive year for planning in Scotland."
18th September 2019
5-year supply, continues to be a source of tension and dispute between developers and authorities.
7th May 2020
New regulations which came into force on 26 April 2020 have expanded the existing rights.