Colin Turnbull - BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI
Senior Associate

Telephone: 020 7489 4897

Colin is a chartered town planner with fifteen 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, wastewater, highways, and aviation sectors.

In the power sector he has led the planning of a number of power projects at all scales, including obtaining a DCO for the Hirwaun gas power station and planning permission for the 750,000tpa South Humber Bank Energy Centre. He has obtained planning and related consents for battery storage projects, reserve power plants, district CHP plants, and gas storage facilities.

In aviation he is advising the Arora Group on scheme design for Heathrow West, a new terminal at Heathrow Airport, and has worked on aviation policy. As consents advisor to Crossrail 2 he secured agreement from government that a hybrid bill represents the most suitable route to consent for the project. He has also previously led the preparation of DCO applications for motorway and other highway projects.


  • Infrastructure and Energy
  • Transport
  • Retail and Commercial
  • Minerals and Waste


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


  • EP UK Investments
  • Arora Group
  • Stag Energy
  • SSE