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Anthony Aitken | Colliers | Edinburgh

Anthony Aitken

MRTPI

Head of Planning

Planning

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About

Professional Summary

Anthony has provided planning consultancy advice to a wide range of clients since 1994 and has obtained significant planning experience throughout the United Kingdom. Planning advice is provided to achieve clients objectives  for private landowners, institutional investors, commercial developers, house builders, local authorities and government bodies for mixed use proposals and/or separate retail, industrial, business, leisure and residential uses. Anthony has a high success rate in securing a beneficial planning outcome for clients, whether that be via planning applications, securing site allocations or providing strategic planning strategy to attain an agreed outcome. 

Accomplishments

Provided 'Planning' Expert Opinion in Property Industry publications including React News, Property Week, Estates Gazette, The Planner and mainstram media appearances on BBC TV and Radio.

Planning Expert Witness at three Government select Committee's

Conference Speaker at Young Planners Conference

Invited to 'blog' on new Plannning Act by the Government

Overseen and implemented successful growth strategy for client into English market

Planning Expert to Chamber of Commerce

'Ambassador' for the RTPI in the professional body's centenary year

Education

BSc (Hons)

Memberships & Involvements

Royal Town Planning Institute

RTPI Ambassador

Chamber of Commerce

Scottish Property Federation (Vice Chair of Planning Committee)

Clients

Tritax Symmetry, Roysl London Asset Management (RLAM), Shawfair LLP, Santander UK PLC, Vattenfall, Greycoat LLP, Shepherd Offshore, Inspired Village and Mactaggart & Mickel,

Services

Skills

Development Advisory, Planning

Service Lines

Planning

Property Type

Industrial & Logistics, Retail, Healthcare, Hotels, Residential

Specializations

London Offices, Residential, Retail

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