Barton Willmore



Colin Lavety: Time to banish the green belt taboo?

Relaxing green belt restrictions will make it easier for developers to build on green belt land, writes Colin Lavety, planning director with Barton Willmore.

Published 4 April 2019

Opinion: Empowering the masses not the few to improve housing in Scotland

Planning consultant Colin Lavety makes the case for housing land allocation decisions to be made at a national level which he argues would standardise the process and increase the number of homes being delivered.

Published 30 January 2019

Industry professionals deliver ‘damning verdict’ on progress of Planning (Scotland) Bill

Professionals across the Scottish property, architecture and planning sectors are highly sceptical of any future impact of the Planning (Scotland) Bill - according to a survey conducted by planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore.

Published 12 September 2018

Planners and developers urged to complete Planning Bill survey

Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore is are urging planners and developers to have their say and complete a survey to help influence the Planning (Scotland) Bill.

Published 29 August 2018

Scotland’s retirees facing ‘significant’ property shortfall

People approaching retirement in Scotland are facing a significant financial property shortfall, according to new research published by planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore.

Published 30 July 2018

Land at former Fife paper mill to be recycled into home for new community

Plans to build a major new housing development that will transform the old Tullis Russell Paper Mill site between Glenrothes and Markinch have been submitted to Fife Council.

Published 2 July 2018

Green light for 137 new homes in Pollokshaws

The transformation of one of Glasgow’s key regeneration areas is to continue – after approval was granted for 137 new homes.

Published 22 June 2018

Glenrothes communities to benefit as 78 new affordable homes get go-ahead

Work will soon begin on a new affordable homes development at Cullen Drive in Glenrothes following approval from Fife Council.

Published 17 May 2018

Pennywell regeneration makes progress with planning permission granted for third phase

Planning permission for the next phase of regeneration at the Pennywell Living development has been granted by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 26 January 2018

Planning submitted for next phase of Pollokshaws regeneration

Glasgow’s Pollokshaws area is a step closer to its next phase of regeneration after developers Urban Union submitted a planning application to Glasgow City Council.

Published 5 December 2017

Developer proposes to build 850 homes at Glenrothes paper mill

Advance Construction has submitted plans for a major regeneration project which will transform the historic Tullis Russell Paper Mill site in Fife.

Published 5 December 2017

Urban Union unveils Muirton show home garden designed by local pupils

Urban Union has hosted a special event for pupils from Perth Grammar School to unveil the new show home garden at its Muirton development, which they helped to design.

Published 18 October 2017

Blog: The future of social housing design and build in Scotland is all about virtual reality

Euan Revell, senior architectural designer at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore in Edinburgh, says today all eyes are on digital design.

Published 18 September 2017

Planning submitted for another 315 homes at Pennywell

Regeneration firm Urban Union and architects Barton Willmore have submitted plans for the next phase of regeneration at the Pennywell Living development to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 13 September 2017

Urban Union seals deal to deliver over 130 homes in Pollokshaws

Glasgow’s Pollokshaws is set for its next phase of regeneration after developers Urban Union acquired land in the area.

Published 2 August 2017