Planning & Environment

Is the indecision bugging you? Well the graffiti art work at Kelburn Castle, North Ayrshire was certainly a hot topic a few weeks back when newspaper reports implied that steps were to be taken to have the contemporary art removed after the permission allowing it had expired. This was subsequently denied by both North Ayrshire Council and Historic Scotland but the issue certainly provoked some interest last week at Brodies’ seminars on Protecting the Historic Environment.

It would seem however that the Earl of Glasgow is not the only castle owner bridging the historic/ contemporary divide with Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds and Lismore Castle in Ireland opening their drawbridges to become contemporary arts venues. I wonder will such an inclusive approach carry into planning decisions on developments affecting historic sites or their settings? The case studies examined at our seminars showed that there is always the potential to turn the challenge of the historic environment into an opportunity and in today’s economic environment it may be the case that, like the Earl of Glasgow, planning authorities and Historic Scotland are more willing to embrace the juxtaposition of the old with the new. The key to success would appear to be getting good advice, and above all a good architect!! So who’s up for the challenge and what’s next do you think, Banksy at Bothwell Castle? It’s certainly something to think about…

Planning & Environment

Brodies’ planning and environment teams represent clients involved in Scotland's biggest planning issues, offering expert advice to help clients navigate the sometimes daunting Scottish planning law landscape. The Brodies planning team was ranked top tier in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.
Planning & Environment