Inveralmond Coffee Shop

Our Planning and Development Team secured planning consent, at appeal, for a coffee shop and drive thru to be operated by Starbucks, on land at the Inveralmond Roundabout, Perth.

It was known from the start that the application was not supported at Planning Officer level as it was considered contrary to the employment allocation of the site in the Local Development Plan. There was also an initial objection to the application from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). We devised an appropriate planning strategy which prepared for an appeal from the outset.

The Local Review Body unanimously supported the proposal and agreed that it was an employment generating use and appropriate for this location. Planning consent was successfully achieved for the coffee shop with drive thru.

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  • 4 weeks
    to obtain consent following application validation
  • 13 months
    to complete the full process (July 2016-August 2017)
"Our success with the Inveralmond planning application demonstrates the importance of our local experience and knowledge and the fact that we devised an appropriate planning strategy from the outset that took into account all potential objections and likely hurdles." Kerri McGuire, Head of Planning