Colin Innes

Colin Innes



  • Planning and Environment
  • Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries


Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP


Colin has substantial experience in advising clients in the private and public sectors on both contentious and non-contentious planning matters. On the contentious side he represents clients at Public Inquiries, Hearings and also advises in respect of Court challenges to planning decisions. He has significant expertise in relation to energy related projects including thermal plant, renewable energy and grid. He is also involved in other major infrastructure projects including road schemes and major mixed use schemes. He is a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a planning specialist.

Admitted in Scotland and England and Wales

Areas of Practice

Planning and Environment | Real Estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations

The Law Society
United Kingdom Environmental Law Association
Law Society of Scotland
Legal Associate of The Royal Town Planning Institute


Marine Finfish Aquaculture: A New Environmental Framework
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2019

The Scottish Government, SEPA and industry have identified significant opportunities for the growth of the finfish aquaculture sector in Scotland. This expansion is an express policy objective of the Scottish Government, and was confirmed through the National Marine Plan published in 2015. Nevertheless, whilst there has been some growth in the sector since the plan’s publication, the sector has yet to realise its full potential...