Welcome to Brindley

Brindley is an award-winning, leading creative environmental consultancy. We provide a full range of integrated design and assessment services in support of planning and development projects.


Established in 1998, Brindley retains the core skills our business was founded upon, whilst leading our sector in advanced technologies and practice. Our robust and reliable support to planners and developers means that we stand firm through market changes.


We are passionately client-focused, taking pride in our record for retaining repeat business. Together we are bigger than the sum of our parts and our clients benefit from the value we place in our full range of integrated design and assessment services.


Brindley is equipped for growth as a leading creative environmental consultancy working across Scotland and beyond. Thanks to our skilled staff and market awareness, we are on track to become a multi-office, multi-disciplinary challenger to our largest competitors.

Our Services


We excel in providing dynamic and commercially-aware landscape design solutions.


We are an established provider of evidence-based and responsive masterplanning.

Ecological Services        

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We offer a range of habitat surveys, species surveys and ecological clerk of work services to support and facilitate successful development.

Environmental Services

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We offer a range of assessment services to support and promote successful development.

GIS & Visualisations

We provide specialist GIS and visualisation services to refine and communicate the effects of development proposals.

Our news

Client testimonials

“I have worked with Brindley over a number of years and am impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to meeting project deadlines. They are very responsive to specific requests for design iteration which I have found helpful in progressing projects.”

Craig Potter
Craig Potter
Consultant, Envirocentre

“As a strategic land company we value the integrated services of the Brindley Associates team, supporting us in evaluating sites with development potential and promoting those sites through the planning process.”

Gary Smith
Gary Smith
Scotland Director, Hallam Land

“Brindley have been an unrivalled support to us at GL Hearn in our work providing trusted commercial property advice to the public sector, developers, investors and occupiers. Their consistent and robust problem-solving approach for the past 10 years continues to be an essential part of our development and planning success.”

Graeme Laing
Graeme Laing
Planning Director, Lambert Smith Hampton

“I’ve worked with Brindley Associates on a number of complex development projects over recent years, as part of a team of consultants brought together and retained by a major development companies.  I’ve found them to be extremely professional and offered advice that has been both precise and concise in finding solutions to challenging issues. I have already referred them to other key clients who have also benefited from their technical skills and attributes.”

Michael Summers
Michael Summers
Director at ECS Transport Planning Limited

“Avant are pleased to be connected with Brindley Associates who year-on-year deliver viable landscape assessments and designs of quality that satisfy the demands of the local authorities and our clients alike. Avant are also proud to have been Brindley Associates’ first client when Joanne started the business in 1998.”

Neil Davidson
Neil Davidson
Technical Director, Avant Homes

“As one of the foremost homebuilding brands in the North East of Scotland, Bancon Homes has a reputation for quality and we have come to rely on Brindley as a trusted partner in that status. Collectively, they and their team have always delivered a very professional and thorough approach to problem solving, providing innovative but cost effective solutions across a number of challenging disciplines.”

Bob MacArthur
Bob MacArthur
Design Manager, Bancon Homes

“Brindley Associates’ ‘can do’ attitude meant that they were able to undertake a tree survey at short notice to meet a tight deadline. Their service was professional and comprehensive, and the report was delivered a day early. What more can you ask?”

Ann Maclean
Ann Maclean
Senior Project Manager, Thomas & Adamson

“Persimmon Homes are very pleased with the work that Brindley carried out in support of the planning submission for Reddingmuirhead.  Their assistance with initial community consultation followed by robust LVIA, visualisation and masterplanning services through to detail landscape design were greatly appreciated by the Persimmon team.  Brindley also provided Persimmon with an excellent photorealistic CGI render of a residential street scene in support of another planning submission. We are delighted with the quality and the speed of service that Brindley provide and will continue to use them for this type of work.”

Jim Kirkpatrick
Jim Kirkpatrick
Managing Director, Persimmon Homes East Scotland

“Brindley Associates performed very well on the North Fod project and Fife Council were very pleased with their service. We have since gone on to employ them on a number of other housing projects.”

Neil Paterson
Neil Paterson
Architect, Fife Council Property Services

“Brindley provided Persimmon with an excellent photorealistic CGI render of a residential street scene in support of a recent successful planning submission at Gateside East Lothian.  We are delighted with the quality and the speed of service that Brindley provided and will continue to use them for this type of work.”

Neil Parry
Neil Parry
Design Director Persimmon Homes East Scotland & Charles Church Scotland

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