Jess Powell | Colliers International | Edinburgh

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Professional Summary

Jess is based in Colliers’ Edinburgh office and provides planning advice relating to the use and development of land and buildings across the UK.

She began her career with Colliers  in September 2015 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University with an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning, following an undergraduate degree in BA (Hons) Human Geography from the University of Hull.

Jess qualified as a chartered Town Planner in December 2017 and is an active committee member for the RTPI Scottish Young Planners Network (SYPN).

Her main focus is the promotion of residential and commercial development opportunities and the coordination  of planning applications for all types of statutory consents.


- (Ongoing) Secured Planning Permission in Principle for  'Wavegarden' inland surfing  destination on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Currently pursuing detailed planning permission.

- (Ongoing) Provided planning advice and secured various consents in relation to the development of a new town, known as Shawfair, located south-east of Edinburgh with a  £1.2bn Gross Development Value (GDV), a projected net economic output of around £32.2 million per annum during  development (15 year duration) and £99.9 million per annum thereafter, when fully developed out. 
The development will create a new residential, town centre and commercial centre with around 4,000 new homes, two primary schools, a secondary school and 1,000,000sq ft (93,000 m2) of commercial and retail space within a fit for purpose, 21st Century Town Centre.

- Secured Conservation Area Consent by Planning Appeal for the demolition of an unlisted building in a conservation area, to enable redevelopment of the site for a residential mixed use scheme in Edinburgh by a local developer. 
This case  faced substantial local objection and social media campaign.


Heriot-Watt University 2015 MSc Urban and Regional Planning

The University of Hull 2011 BA (Hons) Human Geography

Memberships & Involvements


Committee member of the Scottish Young Planners Network


Property Type
Industrial & Logistics, Retail, Hotels, Healthcare, Residential

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