Having experience of both the English and Scottish planning systems provides Corinne with a holistic understanding of this specialist area.

Over 20 years, Corinne has delivered a wide variety and scale of projects for a diversity of clients and provided a highly professional service across numerous disciplines including hospitality and leisure, EIA, master planning, housing, energy and renewables, infrastructure, government policy research and private clients.

Building positive client relationships is important to Corinne and enables open communication thus ensuring the best outcome. Her expertise is helping clients shape our built and natural landscapes by navigating sometimes complex planning systems and utilising her network of contacts to ensure a positive result.

From one-off bespoke developments to schemes of national importance, Corinne’s portfolio of projects comprises heritage, residential development, retail, commercial, food and drink and more. From film sets to forest tracks, she has an impressive success rate in gaining planning and listed building consents.

Planning is a constantly changing forum and Corinne’s deep understanding of the sector is invaluable. None more so than when scoping out an EIA to demolish the prominent Longannet coal-fired power station – a seminal moment in the country’s pivot from finite to renewable energy resources.

Corinne is a Chartered Member of the RTPI.

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"It has been a pleasure to work with Corinne to achieve speedy, successful planning applications."

Mrs J Lewis - owner Alexander House, Gleneagles




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Bidwells is a market leader in planning services, delivering a diversity of projects across the UK.

Our Capabilities - Scotland Planning

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The long-anticipated Draft NPF4 was published for consultation by The Scottish Government yesterday evening (10 November). Given that climate change and the climate emergency are key themes and referenced over 100 times throughout the document, it’s no coincidence that the publication has coincided with the timing of COP26.

Fourth National Planning Framework inevitably focusses on sustainability and locality

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Little Trochry - Changes to Permitted Development Rights Briefing 24.02.21

The Scottish Government recently announced its new rules for the development of agricultural buildings, bringing with it some very positive news for farmers.

Changes to Permitted Development Rights is positive news for Scottish farmers

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Edinburgh Castle - Planning Briefing 09.09.20

Covid-19, Climate Change, Net Zero Emissions… the Scottish planning system is responding to an influx of issues as well as updating other elements of the planning system such as public consultation. We are delighted to share Bidwells’ September Planning Update which aims to keep you updated on these current consultations and associated timescales.

Planning in Scotland: An Update - September 2020

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As the pandemic continues to affect our everyday lives, planning legislation has had to adapt quickly to ensure the built environment is fit for purpose. Corinne MacDougall outlines the latest updates, north of the border.

Blog | Planning in a Pandemic

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