Areas of Expertise
Guidance, Inclusive placemaking, Regeneration
Nigel is a Chartered Town Planner and experienced placemaker who leads on supporting high quality development by creatively using the tools available in the Scottish planning system to add significant value in every scale of proposal.
Author of inclusive placemaking policies and design-led supplementary guidance which strengthens local and regional place identity, as well as raising the standards of what planning can achieve, Nigel advocates the role of critical friend in negotiation and facilitation to tell a story, find consensus and build support which is fundamental to planning for success.
With nearly 20 years of working in local authorities, and as a recipient of awards for design and regeneration projects, Nigel balances the roles of advisor and collaborator with Development Management colleagues, leads on service delivery and improvement as well as matrix working across services to design and deliver exemplary urban realm change.