Planning Obligations – new and recent developments

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Speakers: Michael Greig & John Watchman


The current Planning Obligations regime came into effect on 1 February 2011. Planning obligations are a key tool in facilitating the grant of planning permission and the delivery of on-site and off-site (including education, transportation and housing) infrastructure related to developments.


This seminar will consider Planning Obligations policy (including all Circulars published by the Scottish Government); law and practice and those attending ought to gain a better understanding of:-


• the policy context for, and legislation about, planning obligations (sometimes referred to as section 75 obligations or section 75 agreements);

• the specific provisions about planning obligations and related legislative provisions;

• drafting planning obligations; and

• applying for, and determining an application for, modification or discharge of a planning obligation and the related Scottish Ministers’ appeal decisions.


This course will be presented by the following speakers, please click on the Speaker & Venue details against any course date to see more information.

Michael Greig of DLA Piper is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in planning law and is a member of the Planning law Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland. He has in excess of ten years in-house local authority experience including 4 years with City of Edinburgh Council as senior solicitor responsible for planning and transportation. Michael has been in private practice since 2004, specialising in planning and transport work.

John Watchman of Watchman & Co has advised on planning, environmental and transport matters for more than 30 years. He has advised local government, central government and private sector clients in connection with many major projects and is a consultant to DLA Piper. John has also been involved in a number of significant public inquiries and important court cases. He is one of the authors of “Scottish Planning Law” (3rd edition – 2013).

Fees (ex VAT)

Member Fee
£140.00

Non Member Fee £210.00

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Locations & Dates
17/03/2015 - Glasgow (02:00 pm - 05:15 pm) Speaker & Venue Details BOOK >>
25/03/2015 - Edinburgh (02:00 pm - 05:15 pm) Speaker & Venue Details BOOK >>