Land Development & Planning2019-04-09T09:18:07+00:00

Planning & Development

Our Planning and Development Team at DM Hall is here to help you in all your property and land use planning requirements. We have over 25 years’ experience in the planning and development industry both in Scotland and England. We can help you no matter what type of development you are thinking about, be that residential, commercial, retail, business, tourism or renewables.

The planning system has become increasingly complex over the years and the future will bring more changes with a new Planning Bill in 2019, which makes it more important than ever to have a Chartered Town Planning professional to help you navigate through the system.

Whether you want some planning advice, have land to promote, or a planning application/local review/appeal to submit, then get in touch and we will provide you with professional and impartial advice.

• Planning permission in principle granted for major housing and commercial development at Perth Airport, Scone.

• Planning permission granted for the conversion of a listed building to apartments in Stirlingshire.

• Planning permission granted for tourism pods in Stirlingshire.

• Planning permission in principle supported at committee for major residential development in North Lanarkshire.

• Planning permission granted for major housing development in Argyll.

• Planning permission in principle supported at committee for major residential development in Falkirk.

Glenshee Craft Distillers Ltd

We achieved planning permission for change of use from a redundant steading to gin distillery with retail and office at Bridge of Cally. Client Simon Harrison was delighted with our input and successful planning application.

MBM Commercial LLP

We acted as Expert Witness and MBM were very satisfied with our professional planning input in this matter.

“Your work during the Falkirk planning application case was very helpful and if we have any other cases involving planning applications then you will definitely be our expert of choice.”

Liina Tulk, Senior Solicitor MBM Commercial LLP

The Afton Group

We advised on the proposed alterations and improvements to an existing shop front within one of Edinburgh’s conservation areas. Following refusal by planners successfully achieved planning through Local Review Body

“With a detailed understanding of the planning process and how a particular application can be advantageously presented, James's experience and detailed knowledge assisted this Company is achieving planning consent which, by reference to the Development Guidelines, initially appeared an unlikely outcome.”

Michael Tasker Managing Director

Fife property expert Ewen Sparks has joined chartered surveyor DM Hall as head of the firm’s Cupar office.

An established figure in the local property market, Ewen was previously a partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, where he was in charge of valuation surveying services out of the St Andrews office. In his new role with DM Hall, he will oversee operations covering most of the north-east of Fife, including St Andrews and East Neuk.

A partner at Shepherd since 2007, Ewen originally joined the firm’s Dundee office after graduating in 1989 with an honours degree in Estate Management from Heriot-Watt University. He re-located less than a year later to St Andrews, where he took over the management of the office in 1993 and was made an associate in 1995.

Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall, said the firm’s newest recruit will strengthen an already formidable professional team.

“Ewen has extensive experience of the Fife property scene, and is well-known throughout the area,” he said. “It’s a great pleasure to welcome him to the DM Hall family, and we look forward to a successful future together.”

Married with two children, Ewen was chairman of the St Andrews Merchants Association from 2003 to 2007. He is also a past president of the St Andrews Business Club.

Commenting on his new role, Ewen said: “Having lived and worked in Fife for the best part of 30 years, I’m pleased to be taking on a new role in a market that I very much know and care about. DM Hall is a highly-regarded name throughout Scotland, and it’s a privilege to be joining the firm.”

DM Hall is one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of chartered surveyors, with a network of 28 offices and more than 120 fully-qualified surveyors. It provides a range of services from Home Reports and commercial property valuations through to building consultancy and property management.

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