Examples of adopted development frameworks and masterplans which I advised upon strategy, phasing of development, preparation and report writing as well as presentation to planning committees for approval.

  • Foresterhill Hospital Campus, Aberdeen – preparation of the masterplan for the NHS Grampian health care campus at the largest hospital in the North East of Scotland. This involved advising on the acquisition of adjacent lands adjacent and the effective planning and management of the facility for its long term future.
  • Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen – this masterplan involved the strategic planning for the future of a site currently occupied by a conference and music facility. The framework included approximately 500 no. dwellings, commercial use and a park and ride facility to allow the sustainable regeneration of these lands. The preparation of the masterplan included extensive public consultation and collaboration with the planning authority, prior to approval and adoption.
  • St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire – a masterplan was prepared for this circa 5 hectare area of greenfield agricultural land in rural Aberdeenshire. The masterplan included 120 dwelling as well as commercial and home-working units. The site context posed different challenges in planning for the appropriate infrastructure to the undeveloped site, as well as dealing with flooding and drainage issues. The preparation of the masterplan involved extensive collaboration with the sole land-owner as well as public consultation events and interaction with the planning authority, before being presented to and approved by planning committee.