Houghton Planning is an established planning consultancy based in the heart of Scotland.


We work across Scotland and the UK providing professional, focused, innovative and affordable professional planning help to companies and individuals. No commission is too large or too small. Every client can expect efficient and effective advice of the highest quality from a commercially aware company.

DMHall Baird Lumsden

Posted on: January 3rd, 2018 by Paul Houghton 6308829741


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Paul Houghton is now Director and Head of Planning at DMHall Baird Lumsden.


My details are e: Paul.Houghton@dmhall.co.uk and m: 07786 260212 or 07780 117708.


I am still offering a competitively priced planning consultancy service through DMHall Baird Lumsden and I look forward to hearing from you.




Scottish Government Publishes Planning Bill

Posted on: December 5th, 2017 by Paul Houghton No Comments


Following an extended period of consultation, the Scottish Government has published the Planning (Scotland) Bill, setting out proposed changes to the Scottish planning system.


The Scottish Government's aim is to provide an improved system of development planning, give people a greater say in the future of their places, and support the delivery of planning and development.


The Bill, once in force, will see, amongst other things, the end of Strategic Development Plans, the introduction of new Local Place Plans, changes to the development management system, and also includes the much anticipated idea of an 'Infrastructure Levy'.


There's lots more information to come on all of the proposed changes, so watch this space.

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Programme for Government – new Planning Bill

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by Paul Houghton No Comments


The programme for Government of the new parliament was published on the 7th of September. This sets out the legislative programme for the coming year including a new Planning Bill early in the Parliamentary session and an intention to publish a White paper by the end of 2016.



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