Land Development & Planning2018-12-21T14:13:20+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.

The planning system has become increasingly complex over the years and the future will bring more changes with a new Planning Bill in 2018, which makes it more important than ever to have a Chartered Town Planning professional to help you navigate through the system.

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

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

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

The sale of an historic East Neuk coaching inn with lounge bar, 34-cover restaurant, function suite and 21 bedrooms located just five miles from St Andrews, has been concluded by DM Hall.

The Inn at Lathones, in Largoward, by St Andrews, comprises a series of buildings some of which date back over 400 years with The Stables function venue being the oldest part. As a result, there are many period features throughout the property. Rated as a 3 Star Inn by Visit Scotland the business has a strong reputation for food with local seasonal produce being used consistently.

The property is situated on the main A915 Kirkcaldy to St Andrews road in an attractive rural setting just five miles from the renowned university town of St Andrews which is known also as the “home of golf”. As such it is draws regular trade from tourism as well as throughout Fife and beyond.

There are various extensions and additions, the Old Smithy, Coachmans, Hayloft, the Old Forge Lodges and Suites providing the letting bedrooms, with the development forming a courtyard style setting with an attractive garden area. There is also a spacious two bedroomed flat, formerly utilised as office/staff accommodation.

The Stables has operated as a locally celebrated music venue and it currently popular for functions including smaller weddings, celebrations and party nights. The Inn at Lathones is licensed also for civil ceremonies. DM Hall’s client had owned the business for 20 years though it is fully managed on their behalf.

Ben Mitchell of DM Hall, who concluded the sale, said: “Ownership of this successful business provides the new owners with an ideal opportunity to operate it hands-on and to develop further the income and profits currently generated.”

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