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Keppie Planning Ltd

Limited Company | www.keppiedesign.co.uk

Keppie Planning Ltd.
160 West Regent Street
G2 4RL

Telephone: 0141 204 0066
Fax: 0141 226 4571
Contact: Mr Chris Mitchell

Other offices in: Edinburgh, Inverness

Email: cmitchell@keppiedesign.co.uk

Website: www.keppiedesign.co.uk


Keppie Planning Ltd.
160 West Regent Street
G2 4RL

Telephone: 0141 204 0066
Fax: 0141 226 4571
Contact: Mr Chris Mitchell

Email: cmitchell@keppiedesign.co.uk


Keppie Planning Ltd.
6 Bell's Brae
Dean Village

Telephone: 0131 220 3067
Fax: 0131 2203068
Contact: Mr Chris Mitchell

Email: cmitchell@keppiedesign.co.uk


Keppie Planning Ltd.
Dochfour Business Centre

Telephone: 01463 246 850
Fax: 01463 246 851
Contact: Mr Chris Mitchell

Email: cmitchell@keppiedesign.co.uk

Mr Chris Mitchell BA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Laura McGowan BA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Calum Glen MPLAN MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


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


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms


Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Marketing


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

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


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Site Design Layout, Utilities


Advocacy, Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Landfill, Quarries, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

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

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements


Other Planning Systems

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, 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, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


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

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      5
Total Professional Staff      4
Chartered Town Planners      4

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, United Kingdom

Practice Profile

Keppie Planning & Development was established in 1991 and offers a comprehensive solution to planning and development issues over the entire spectrum of development activity throughout the UK, and is highly experienced in dealing with a wide range of planning issues from initial appraisals and assessments through to major appeal work and masterplanning exercises.

In our role as planners we are required to lead the consultant team to pull the disciplines together, ensuring that their work is focused, on the central planning objective. Within this framework we are often responsible for reporting to the client at regular strategy meetings to discuss tactics, advise on procedure, review progress and take instruction.

We pride ourselves on the number of loyal Clients we retain and the strong business relationships we have based on trust, mutual respect and collaboration.


A key aim of town planning is the creation of environments where people can thrive. Successful town planning is therefore seen as the management of sustainable growth and the creation of places where people actually choose to live and work.

To achieve this aim, town planning must ensure the conscious control of new development within cities, towns, villages and landscapes over time. Town planning must also assess how people and communities could be affected by development and ensure that all considerations, e.g. social, economic, cultural and ecological are given due attention in the decision making process.

For over 150 years Keppie has been noted for practical and innovative thinking, seeking a ‘people-focused’ approach. Conscious of our long pedigree, our solutions have always sought to instill enduring qualities to our projects to produce a legacy for future generations as well as the current one. Today we call this sustainability.

Best Practice

Keppie work on a wide range of projects including some of the highest profile schemes in the UK to small domestic scale developments and act for a range of public and private sector Clients including; local authorities, landowners, investors and developers.

Rigorous analysis is critical to understanding the way in which places work in order to provide competent, quality design solutions. The depth of understanding of the town planning process and planning law, along with our performance gives our Clients confidence in our ability to deliver results.

In all cases, it is our objective to apply best practice of adding value to our Client’s development proposals. The range of services available from our planning and development team includes the following areas:

• Advice on, and submission of, all forms of town planning applications

• Town planning and Development Appraisals

• Town planning Appeals and Inquiries

• Environmental Impact Assessment co-ordination

• Development advice

• Redevelopment and Urban Regeneration

• Negotiations, Consultations and Community Engagement

• Sequential Testing

• Masterplanning

• Section 75 & 106 negotiations

• Development and Design Briefs

• Development Promotion: Development Plan Monitoring and Representations.

We are a modern forward thinking practice which is committed to providing a creative, innovative and deliverable product for our clients.