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I joined Colliers in September 2015 following completion of an undergraduate degree in BA (Hons) Human Geography at the Univeristy of Hull and an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning at Heriot Watt University. I qualified as a Chartered Town Planner in December 2017 and I am an active committee member of the RTPI Scottish Young Planners Network. I also mentor university students undertaking planning and property related degrees.

I work in the Planning team in the Edinburgh office and have obtained planning experience working on a number of instructions throughout the UK across a broad spectrum of commercial and residential development projects.

I have had involvement in small scale residential extensions to larger scale schemes of 100 plus houses on greenfield sites and progress schemes through the planning process beginning with the initial stage of promoting sites for development though the Local Plan process, followed by detailed design, planning applications and, where necessary, appeals.

I also have experience in the Change of Use of buildings, including industrial units and offices, as well as development relating to Listed and Historic buildings and other heritage assets.


- Whilst representing Tartan Leisure (Andy Hadden), alongside my planning colleagues, I contributed towards securing Planning Permission in Principle for the Wavegarden Scotland development at Ratho, west Edinburgh.

- Secured Conservation Area Consent through the Planning Appeals process for the demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area, to allow progression of a residential and retail scheme by a local developer, which faced substantial local objection and social media campaigns.

- Provided advice and secured planning permission and listed building consent for Scottish Enterprise in support of works to a Category 'A' listed Victorian Mill building.

- Assisted in obtaining planning permission for the development of 3 large executive homes in Edinburgh on behalf of AMA Homes Ltd.

- Secured Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission on behalf of Mitchells and Butler PLC within the Edinburgh World Heritage Site and Old Town Conservation Area.

- Secured various planning permissions for Mactaggart and Mickel relative to residential development.


Project Management, Planning, Mixed-Use Properties, Industrial and Logistics, Residential / Multi-Family, Retail, Hotels, Land, Office


Heriot-Watt University 2015 MSc Urban and Regional Planning

The University of Hull 2011 BA (Hons) Human Geography

Affiliations & Memberships


Committee member of the Scottish Young Planners Network

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