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tennents lager

It’s not every day that mere planners get the opportunity to work with graphic designers on an exciting project that runs to the very heart of Glasgow – re-branding Tennents Wellpark Brewery on Duke Street, home to that famous Glaswegian commodity Tennents Lager for decades, and a brewery for centuries. That’s exactly what this project […]

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a new park for Hartlepool

‘We’d like a linear park. Not just any park, but a linear park.’ That was our brief. A linear park? What sort of park is that? One that’s stretched out in a long line? At the outset, I wasn’t too sure either. Fortunately, the brief prepared by North Hartlepool Partnership – more of whom in […]

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jobs, houses and the Kirkcaldy & Mid-Fife Local Plan

I’ve just finished a small job for Fife Council Development Services as part of a team with TPS Planning, summarising and analysing the consultation responses to the initial ‘Issues and Options’ consultation stage on the Kirkcaldy and Mid Fife Local Plan, published in July 2007. Reading, summarising and analysing the consultation responses for the Council […]

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training Councillors about planning

This year has witnessed the first concerted effort to train local authority Councillors about planning. This might seem somewhat strange, since Councillors have been legally responsible for deciding planning applications and preparing development plans – Structure Plans and Local Plans – since 1947. Like so many aspects of British public life, it was long assumed […]

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strategic transport planning in Ayrshire

This Scottish Executive research project took place in 2005-06. The aim was to establish how long-term investment in new transport infrastructure and services could contribute to economic regeneration in Ayrshire. The backdrop to the research was a recognition that the Ayrshire economy was not moving as quickly as it might from traditional manufacturing industries to […]

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redesigning Clydebank

I’m helping Clydebank re-built, an urban regeneration company in Clydebank, with briefs and tendering for design teams for some of their key sites along the Clyde Waterfront – an enterprise centre providing start-up office space, Housing Association flats, and industrial workshops. We’re looking for a top quality design combined with cost effectiveness (tell me a […]

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Out There… walking and cycling in Renfrewshire

Not strictly planning, but I’m proud of these popular guidebooks that I researched, wrote and photographed in commissions for Renfrewshire Council’s Planning Department over the last couple of years. The graphic design is by former colleague Aileen McDonald. The aim of the guidebooks is to get local people out and about enjoying the stunning countryside […]

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managing conflicting uses | Hartlepool foreshore strategy

Although Hartlepool may have turned its back on the sea at various points during its long history, Hartlepool’s coastline has always fulfilled vital roles for the town. In mediaeval times, when Hartlepool was already a major port with substantial seawalls and fortifications, the sea was the town’s lifeblood. During the town’s Victorian boom, the sea […]

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