Ewan is accredited as a specialist in planning law by the Law Society of Scotland and is a member of its Planning Law Committee. He has extensive public hearing and inquiry experience, with particular expertise in housing, retail and waste issues.
Top ranked by leading directories, Ewan advises clients on development plans and significant planning applications, including financial obligations, appeals, court challenges, compulsory purchase and roads. Ewan also advises on a range of environmental matters, including regulated processes, nuisance and contaminated land.
Ewan's most recent work includes a Judicial Review of Scottish Government’s decision to modify Scottish Planning Policy; a Statutory Appeal against the adoption of the Inverclyde Local Development Plan; advising Airbnb on regulatory reforms to short-term letting in Scotland; representing ScottishPower Renewables at virtual public inquiries into their Arecleoch extension and Clauchrie windfarm proposals; advising Crosswinds Developments on the mixed use redevelopment of the former second runway at Edinburgh Airport; numerous strategic residential developments for Miller Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and the Wheatley Group; advising North Lanarkshire Biopower Limited on a proposed energy from waste development; and acting for a number of clients on road traffic regulation issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.