Anthony Aitken | Colliers International | Edinburgh

Anthony Aitken


Head of Planning

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Professional Summary

Anthony has provided planning consultancy advice for clients since 1994 and has obtained significant planning experience which has involved a wide variety of projects throughout the United Kingdom. Planning advice which has achieved clients objectives has been provided to private landowners, institutional investors, commercial developers, house builders, local authorities and government bodies for mixed use proposals and/or separate retail, industrial, business, leisure and residential uses. Anthony has a high success rate in securing a beneficial planning outcome for clients. 


Planning Expert Witness at two Government select Committee's

Conference Speaker at Young Planners Conference

Invited to 'blog' on new Plannning Act by Scottish Government

Overseen and implemented growth strategy for client into English market

Planning Expert to Chamber of Commerce

'Ambassador' for the RTPI in the professional body's centenary year


BSc (Hons)

Memberships & Involvements

Royal Town Planning Institute

RTPI Ambassador

Chamer of Commerce

Scottish Property Federation


DB Symmetry, Scottish Widows Investments Partnership (SWIP), Scottish Enterprise, Commercial Estates Group, Mactaggart & Mickel,


Development Advisory, Planning
Service Lines
Project & Building Consultancy
Property Type
Industrial & Logistics, Land, Office, Retail
London Offices, Residential, Retail

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Featured News
1 Sep 2020
Town and Country Planning Use Classes Amendments
The new regulations, which were introduced in the UK Government’s White Paper for planning reform on 20 July, are the largest overhaul of the use classes system for a generation.
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16 Jun 2020
Colliers International proposes easing of planning restrictions to give hotel owners the opportunity of repurposing
The hotel and hospitality sector has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry is a hugely important part of the macroeconomy and many businesses will prosper once the world starts getting back to a new normal.
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7 Mar 2018
Head of Planning at Colliers International comments on Theresa May’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
Anthony Aitken, Head of Planning at Colliers International comments on Theresa May’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) announcement this week
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