Colin Turnbull - BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI
Senior Associate

Telephone: 020 7489 4897

Colin is a chartered town planner with fourteen years’ experience gained largely in energy and infrastructure projects. Colin has led multidisciplinary teams and secured consents in urban, industrial and rural contexts and has particular experience under the Planning Act 2008 regime having advised on fifteen Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) spanning the power, highways, and aviation sectors.

In the power sector he has led the planning of the Hirwaun gas power station over several years from site finding to the pre-construction stage, and is leading the preparation of the DCO application for the 2.2GW Ferrybridge ‘D’ power station. He has also obtained planning consents for reserve power plants and district CHP plants, battery storage projects, gas storage facilities, and energy recovery plants.


  • Infrastructure and Energy
  • Retail and Commercial


  • Expert Witness
  • S.106 Advice
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Planning Appeals
  • Development Consent Orders (DCO)
  • Strategic Planning & Feasibility
  • S.36 of the Electricity Act 1989 variations
  • Heritage Advice


  • SSE
  • EP UK Investments