Scotland’s capital is an exciting and vibrant city. With strengths in financial services, tourism and education, Edinburgh continues to grow and prosper despite the economic climate.
As one of the leading property advisors in the region, we are involved in many of the cities most exciting projects. Providing a full range of commercial property services, our Edinburgh office is perfectly positioned to advise you on all your property needs.
Through our partnership with the Core Cities group we produce detailed research on regional growth in Edinburgh. This is one part of our continued promotion and involvement on our regional cities independence and the devolution debate. Click here for further information.
A consultation on the future of The Scottish Planning System GVA Briefing
10 January 2017
On 10 January 2017 the Scottish Government published a consultation paper detailing the proposed changes to the planning system in Scotland. The 20 consultation proposals have been developed in response to the independent review of the planning system in May 2016 and further dialogue since then, with a range of organisations and stakeholders. This paper and the consultation responses received will inform the Planning Bill which will be brought forward early in the parliamentary session 2017/2018.
Click here to view our response to the proposals and find out how we can guide you through the planned changes.
Collaboration can make our towns and cities stronger
Keith Aitken, Regional Senior Director for Scotland recently wrote an article for The Times as a response to our recent Core Cities Summit held in London in September.
If you want a successful city that attracts investment, what are the ingredients you need?
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Offices. Who needs them?
This report examines the make-up of office demand across eleven regional cities, by sector and between city centres and out-of-town. It also looks at the key drivers of demand and how they might impact on the market over the medium term, including inward investment and ‘northshoring’, public sector reorganisation. the emerging knowledge sectors, devolution, infrastructure and working practices.
Click here to view our research.
Scottish planning reform panel report
Following a selective consultation process an independent panel has reported to the Scottish Government with a variety of bold recommendations for the Planning system. The review focuses on six key themes:
- Development planning
- Housing delivery
- Development management
- Community engagement and leadership
- Resource and skills
After careful review, our Planning team believe a lot of the recommendations are a good sign that we will see a greater certainty, commitment and funding in Scottish planning. For more information on the changes please contact Richard Slipper, firstname.lastname@example.org
View our summary of the report here
View the full report here