corinne macdougall
Associate Planning

Corinne is a chartered town planner with 17 years’ professional experience working with UK wide public and private sector clients.

Corinne 's extensive experience of the Scottish planning system transcends rural and urban planning and is complimented by her urban design and international landscape design education.

During her career, Corinne has led and delivered multiple national, major and local scale planning permissions as well as carried out planning research on behalf of The Scottish Government.

Key clients include The National Trust for Scotland, The Scottish Government, leisure and hospitality groups, estate owners and private clients.

Recent projects

● National Trust for Scotland, Culzean Castle - Lead Planner for obtaining planning permission for the extension to an adventure playground in the setting of Culzean Castle, Grade A Listed building and designed landscape. The robust and quality application was complimented by the planning case officer at South Ayshire Council.

● Murthly and Strahbraan Estates, Perthshire - Planning Advisor in respect of the development of a biomass plant adjacent to the designed landscape at Murthly Castle.

● Watson’s of Perth - Coordinated and led a site visit with Historic Environment Scotland, Perth & Kinross Council, the project architect and client to discuss the demolition of two now redundant storage buildings attached to shop unit in Perth Central Conservation Area. Conservation Area consent was later granted.

● Grade A & B Listed Buildings within Edinburgh World Heritage Site / West End and New Town Conservation Areas - Lead Planning advisor for refurbishment of the client's hotels and pubs.

● Rio Tinto Alcan, Lochaber - Planning agent for advice on the application process to replace a needle valve in Laggan Dam Grade A listed building.

● Culachy Estate Management Ltd, Highland - obtained detailed planning consent for the retention of a temporary access track created as part of the Beauly Denny Overhead Powerline project. The application was supported by an EIA due to the proximity of the Corrieyarick Pass Scheduled Ancient Monument.

● Scottish Government, Planning & Architecture Division - research on Permitted Development Rights (PDR) and planning guidance for Electronic Communications Infrastructure. The research was published on 15 June 2016 and makes detailed recommendations for the expansion of PDR for telecommunications infrastructure as well as on new guidance to replace PAN:62.

● National House Builders - undertaken reviews of the housing land supply position in a number of authorities and the adopted and emerging planning policy, to identify sites that may be suitable for development.


  • Coordination and management of multidisciplinary project teams in the delivery of major and complex developments
  • Development planning
  • Appeals
  • Feasibility studies and development appraisals
  • Stakeholder consultation and community involvement
  • Policy and guidance, including Local Development Plans, Supplementary Guidance
  • Heritage Planning
  • Hospitality & Leisure Planning
  • Renewables Planning
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Socio Economic Impact Assessment
  • Sustainability Appraisals
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