John led the planning process for “Prologis” in achieving a range of planning permissions for development of its M8 industry, distribution and warehouse park at Newhouse, North Lanarkshire. Initial permission was obtained for site preparation and plateau levelling, then a range of outline consents achieved for flexible development options on the site. Occupier interest first emerged from the Co-op who chose to locate its Scotland distribution depot on the site. Planning permission was achieved for this in record time and the building and its associated artwork are features of the M8 motorway. Planning for the development of other sites in the Park is now underway.
John provided planning advice to “Caledonian Land” for its M8 Frontage masterplan-based developments at Hillington. The included the first phases of industrial and high-office-content warehouse buildings.