Planning - Historic Environment & Townscape

Nick Haynes

Haynes is a Partner specialising in Scottish Heritage

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    Nick provides heritage and townscape advice on a wide range of planning and development projects across Scotland. He is a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the author of numerous books and articles on aspects of Scottish architectural and cultural history.

    Before joining Montagu Evans in 2022, Nick ran his own freelance heritage consultancy. Working with a wide range of private, commercial and public sector clients, Nick has significant experience advising on the conservation and sensitive redevelopment of heritage assets/sites in Scotland including listed buildings and their settings, conservation areas, World Heritage Sites, and Inventory Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

    Key Skills

    • Historic environment consultancy on development in sensitive historic contexts
    • Townscape characterisation and assessment, including visual impact analysis
    • Historic building research and analysis, enabling design development
    • Preparation of Townscape, Heritage and Visual Assessments, including Statements of Significance, Heritage Statements, Conservation Area Appraisals, Conservation Management Plans, and contributions to Environmental Impact Assessments
    • Garden and designed landscape history


    • University of St Andrews
    • George Heriot’s School
    • Scottish Widows Unit Trust Managers Ltd
    • Defence Infrastructure Organisation
    • Ardstone Capital Ltd
    • Park Lane Group