Planning & Environment

Planning consent is a key milestone in any development project - this is why you need expert Planning advice.

The planning process is not always a straightforward one. Often development projects are faced with delays and challenges which are not only frustrating but can also represent a fundamental barrier to bringing a project to completion. Securing planning permission can deliver a substantial uplift in value to a site.

This is where we come in.

Our team, led by Fraser Gillies, can help you with a range of planning and environmental issues, including:

  • Planning Advice and Appeals including advocacy at hearings and inquiries
  • Renewable Energy projects
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Contaminated Land
  • Pollution Controls
  • Waste Management

We deliver a highly specialised and professional service which focuses on achieving your objectives and meeting your needs. We don’t just dabble in planning law. We are immersed in it. Our expertise has been independently recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. Fraser Gillies is ranked band 2 in Chambers & Partners as a leading individual in the planning world:

"He has a sound knowledge base and is creative in using his experience and legal knowledge to resolve issues and challenges. He is also diplomatic and deals well with both professionals and members of the public." - Chambers & Partners UK

"Fraser Gillies' team at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP advised 2020 Renewables on various matters, including its planning appeal associated with the proposed Inverclyde Wind farm. The firm also acted for other renewable energy sector clients, such as RWE Innogy UK, RES and Partnership for Renewables." - The Legal 500