Colin Turnbull - BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI
Senior Associate

Telephone: 020 7489 4897

Colin is a chartered town planner with thirteen years’ experience advising on the planning and secondary consent requirements for development and infrastructure projects. Colin has led multidisciplinary teams and secured consents for major infrastructure and industrial schemes in urban, industrial and rural contexts, with a particular focus on energy and transport. Since 2010 he has provided advice on some twelve Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) from site selection stage to (in two cases) support through examination. This has included leading the planning of the Hirwaun gas power station from site finding to the discharge of requirements for construction. From 2015 to 2018 he led the planning and consents advice for Crossrail 2. He has particular experience in promoting thermal power plants at all scales including reserve power plants, CHP, OCGT and CCGT, under all key planning regimes.


  • 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