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Ironside Farrar

Limited Company | www.ironsidefarrar.com

111 McDonald Road

Telephone: 0131 550 6500
Fax: 0131 557 6723
Contact: James Miller

Other offices in: Bellshill, Manchester

Email: james.miller@ironsidefarrar.com

Website: www.ironsidefarrar.com


111 McDonald Road

Telephone: 0131 550 6500
Fax: 0131 557 6723
Contact: James Miller

Email: james.miller@ironsidefarrar.com


Grovewood Business Centre
Strathclyde Business Park
North Lanarkshire

Telephone: 01698 747 266
Fax: 01698 745 395
Mobile: 07867 978853
Contact: James Miller

Email: james.miller@ironsidefarrar.com


3 Worsley Court
High Street
M28 3NJ

Telephone: 0161 703 8801
Fax: 0161 703 8279
Contact: Simon Gough

Email: manchester@ironsidefarrar.com

James Miller BSc(Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Jackie McLean BSc(Hons) MSc DipTCP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Jane Dixon BA(Hons) MLA DipTCP CMLI MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Catrin Lawlor BA(Hons) MTP MAUD MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Albert Muckley BSc(Hons) MSc MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Estates, Farms, Planning & Development


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Web & Graphic Design


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan - Viability Assessments, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Waste Local Plans


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Minimisation

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Sectoral Housing Support Studies , Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, Housing Estate Masterplans, Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      52
Total Professional Staff      38
Chartered Town Planners      5
Chartered & Professional Engineers      16
Landscape & Environment Professionals      22
Turnover      £3.4m
Year Project Value      -
Quality Assured      ISO 9001-2000

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, United Kingdom

Environmental Consultancy

Ironside Farrar is one of Scotland's leading environmental consultancies offering a multi-disciplinary professional service in Environmental Planning, Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture. The practice is registered with all the relevant professional institutes and employs experienced staff of proven professional calibre.

The consultancy's overriding strength is its multi-disciplinary capability that integrates planning, design and technical skills and offers the client a unique opportunity for a comprehensive environmental consultancy service. The practice has a reputation for the quality of its professional advice, extending across all its core disciplines, and enjoys regular repeat commissions and retained consultancy contracts. The practice is committed to providing personal service with the Directors and Principals directly involved in client briefing, resolution of design issues, cost appraisals, project management and presentations.

Town Planning and Environmental Assessment

EIA staff have extensive experience road commissions and major developments including the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, the Royal Hospital for Children in Edinburgh, the Research Hub for the University of Glasgow and development framework for INEOS at Grangemouth. Experience also includes D&B and DBFO schemes acting as advisor to Transport Scotland, Network Rail and private consortia. The firm has also developed expertise in SEA. Planning staff have conducted numerous planning appeals by written representations and have appeared as expert witness in a number of public local inquiries representing both the private and public sector.

Development Planning and Land Regeneration

Project experience includes both large and small scale site development masterplanning prepared on behalf of landholders, purchasers and planning authorities. Development planning projects are often progressed in consultant teams working with other specialists including surveyors and economic consultants appropriate to individual project needs.

The firm's civil engineering, geotechnical, and chemical evaluation skills identify problems and solutions appropriate to the required land end-use. We provide clients with a comprehensive service including preliminary site investigations, reclamation requirements, grant applications, and advice on planning issues.