Elaine Farquharson-Black
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Elaine advises on all aspects of planning, with particular emphasis on the promotion of land through Development Plans and the submission of major applications. She regularly appears as an advocate in planning appeals and reviews. She is ranked Band 1 by Chambers with sources describing her as "an acknowledged expert in planning law."


Elaine is the co-author of Scottish Planning Law & Procedure (2001) and Compulsory Purchase and Compensation: The Law in Scotland (2009). She is on the Board of Homes for Scotland and also part of the Enabling Development Group, which is aimed at SME house builders, and has been involved in obtaining planning permission for a wide variety of residential developments of all sizes across the country.

A source reports: "She is very efficient and knowledgeable on all planning and CPO matters."

Chambers UK 2020