Planning and Development Consultancy

Scott Hobbs Planning (SHP) is an established planning and development consultancy servicing clients throughout the British Isles. Directors Paul Scott and Sheila Hobbs have more than 60 years combined experience as Chartered Town Planners operating in the private and public sectors, specialising in large scale retail, residential, commercial, mixed use, student and build-to-rent projects.  Based in the west end of Edinburgh City Centre, the consultancy advises clients throughout Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

SHP’s aim is to add value to our clients’ assets through the provision of sound advice with a distinct commercial bias. We listen to your needs from the outset and guide you through the planning process. The team operates in the private and public sectors, specialising in large-scale urban mixed-use development, and have a clear focus on commercial, residential, retail, student, and build-to-rent projects.

Consultancy Services

SHP provides a comprehensive range of planning consultancy services, focussed on commercial, innovative advice.


Development Sectors

SHP provides a full planning consultancy service for all development sectors.

What our clients say

We are delighted that we have succeeded, with your much appreciated professional help, to secure planning consent for the Midhope Castle Distillery. Very many thanks for all your incredible input to the project so far. We are very much looking forward to working with you all to bring this outstanding project to life and have a drink at the awesome distillery bar!

Ann Medlock & Julia Hall, Golden Decanters, Midhope Castle, Hopetoun Estate, West Lothian

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