Benrochmach Whisky Storage


Gordon & Macphail


Masterplanning / Development Planning


Forres, Scotland

Planning Authority

Moray Council

Services Provided

Active Travel

Statutory Process

Travel Behaviour Change

Cost Management

Study Description

A part of the Benromach Distillery and Visitor Experience site expansion, we were commissioned to support the development planning application for the provision of 2 new whisky warehouses. Our services include the scoping and preparation of a supporting Transport Assessment and providing access advice to the design team.

Our Approach

Working again as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-organisation design team including engineers and landscape architects, we proactively sought to identify the barriers to sustainable design identifying land ownership, safety and access challenges. We took the lead in evaluating potential footway/cycleway routes to agree a deliverable route and supporting design standard. Our Transport Statement was bespoke to address the unique challenges associated with the site.

Key Successes

• Pre-application scoping with the council to identify challenges at the study outset.
• Working with a multi-specialist design team to realise the client’s ambitions.
• Securing planning consent within the client required delivery programme.
• Low service plan providing optimised value for money.
• Rapid turnaround.