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Friday, 10 April 2020

Emergency Bill extends duration of Planning Permissions in Scotland

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 6 April and came into force on 7 April.  The Act contains numerous emergency powers including an extension to the duration of planning permissions which are due to expire on or before 7 ...

Friday, 20 March 2020

COVID-19 Update

Our office is now closed to all visitors.   From Monday 23 March, all staff will be working remotely from home and remain available via email and by calling our office telephone number (01334 654936).  We are committed to ensuring that all our ...

Monday, 16 March 2020

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We are very much aware of the growing concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the important role we all have in keeping healthy. This is a fast-moving situation and MFA is committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our staff and ...

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Fakro Trip

Gary recently enjoyed his Fakro CPD trip to Poland.  He visited Wieliczka Salt Mine as well as having a go at Trikke Skiing (without breaking any bones).

Monday, 6 January 2020

Planning Application Fees set to rise

On the 18th December 2019, the Scottish Government published a document entitled “Consultation on Planning Performance and Fees - 2019”.    In what is described as the biggest change to the structure of planning fees in over 25 years, ...

Friday, 20 December 2019

Merry Christmas

All of us at MFA wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.  Our offices are now closed but we will be back at our desks on Monday 6th of January 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our client’s ...

Friday, 15 November 2019

Guess the Staircase

Have you seen our new staircase game? Why don't you take a look on our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/montgomery_forgan_cupar/ and see if you can answer it correctly?

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Increase in Maximum Caravan Dimensions

The Scottish Government has now finally approved legislation to increase the maximum caravan dimensions so that they align with what is currently permissible in England and Wales.  Essentially the new maximum dimensions are as ...

Monday, 30 September 2019

Kingdom Housing Association wins Gold Award

We were delighted to hear that one of our projects in Cupar Muir, Fife, which was built by Campion Homes, has been awarded top honours from Police Scotland, receiving Secured By Design (SBD) Gold ...

Friday, 16 August 2019

The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regs 2019

The Building Regulations and Technical Handbooks issued by the Scottish Government provide reasonable standards for securing the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people in and around buildings. They also aim to conserve fuel and power, and ...

Monday, 29 July 2019

Planning (Scotland) Act 2019

The much debated Planning Bill officially became the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 on 25 July 2019 when it received Royal Assent.   http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2019/13/contents/enacted  The Act includes new requirements for statutory ...

Monday, 24 June 2019

Annual Team Day Out

We had a day we won't FORE-get at our annual team day out last Friday. The team enjoyed a "round" at the Himalayas in St Andrews followed by drinks and dinner at the Balgove Steak Barn.  Congratulations to David for his outstanding putting skills ...

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Instagram

We are now on Instagram! Follow us to keep up-to-date with our latest news! www.instagram.com/montgomery_forgan_cupar 

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Clayton Leisure Pool Project

It's great to see another one of our larger projects breaking ground this week.  The construction of the new Clayton Leisure Centre is underway with the concrete foundations being poured.  This new bespoke leisure facility will be an exciting ...

Friday, 1 March 2019

Lunch with the Founding Partners

The founding partners were out for lunch with the current partners today, which just so happened to coincide with presenting Alan Forgan with his final EVER paycheque... I wonder who they made pay the bill?

Monday, 18 February 2019

Fakro CPD Trip

It doesn't look like its all work for Joe on his Fakro CPD trip to Poland, there's been a salt mine tour and apparently there's also been one or two shots of a tipple that Poland's pretty well known for! 

Friday, 18 January 2019

Administration Assistant

We are seeking to add an experienced administration assistant to our team on an initial temporary basis. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of day to day general admin duties including: - Answering telephone calls - Typing - ...

Friday, 21 December 2018

Christmas Holidays

Merry Christmas from everyone here at MFA! Our office is now closed for the Christmas and New Year period. Normal business will resume on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Friday, 16 November 2018

DIA Awards 2018

It was the annual DIA (Dundee Institute of Architects) Awards ceremony and dinner last night.  A few of us went along to support our 7 entries, however it was a tough year with 118 entries including some fairly significant projects such as the ...

Monday, 10 September 2018

Phone Lines Down

We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone system this morning - if you have an urgent message please communicate via Facebook or send an email to admin@montgomery-forgan.co.uk We will post an update when the phone system is working ...

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Our Latest Recruit

We like to start them young at MFA, meet our latest recruit... Maisie (8 weeks old). Although it appears that working turns out to be a very tiring business!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Happy Birthday Kerry

A very happy birthday to our Practice Manager Kerry.  By the looks of this photo taken at the weekend, she battled the birthday blues and did her best to make this birthday twice as good as turning 21!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Planning Bill passes Stage 1

The Planning (Scotland) Bill was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 4 December 2017 and is currently working its way through the legislative process. The Bill contains a wide range measures intended to strengthen the planning system's ...

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Compliance with GDPR

PRIVACY POLICY WITH EFFECT FROM 25 MAY 2018 Montgomery Forgan Associates takes privacy very seriously. This privacy policy explains how we use personal information you provide us with, including how we share it with third parties, and when you use ...

Friday, 27 April 2018

Promotions at MFA

Montgomery Forgan Associates are very pleased to announce that Joe Narsapur and Darren O’Hare, who are currently Associates with the practice, have accepted invitations to become Partners from 1 May 2018.  Joe and Darren have brought a wealth of ...

Friday, 2 March 2018

Office Closed

Due to the adverse weather conditions the office is closed until Monday.  Fingers crossed all staff will be able to dig themselves out by then & it’ll be back to business as usual!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Updated Historic Environment Scotland Guidance on Windows

Historic Environment Scotland have recently published an updated guidance note covering windows in historic buildings.  The document, entitled Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Windows sets out the principles that apply for anyone ...

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Planning Approvals at North East Planning Committee

It has been an extremely busy yet very successful week here at MFA.  It was 3 out of 3 at this week’s North East Planning Committee with planning permission secured for a residential development of 40 bespoke bungalows (including 8 affordable ...

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Happy New Year!

A few of us are back on the office today and we have decided that there is nothing like a good clear out seeing that one of the office hoarders is not back until next week!   Wishing all our past and present clients and consultants a happy and ...

Friday, 22 December 2017

Closed for the Holidays

Ho Ho Ho... we are now closed for the festive period and will re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018. On behalf of everyone here at MFA we wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Join Our Team

Montgomery Forgan Associates are seeking an Architectural Technician with a minimum 3 years post qualification experience. Applicants should have experience of running projects through all stages both individually and as part of a team.  ...

Friday, 8 December 2017

Scottish Government publishes Planning (Scotland) Bill

Following the First Minister’s announcement back in September 2015 about a ‘root and branch’ review of the land-use planning system in Scotland, the Planning (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on Monday.  The Bill, ...

Friday, 17 November 2017

DIA Design Awards 2017

The annual DIA Design Awards and Dinner took place last night at the Invercarse Hotel, Dundee.  There were over 90 entries and a shortlist of 20 competed for awards over 11 categories.  Unfortunately, MFA were not shortlisted for any awards this ...

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Flat Roof Solutions CPD

Here at MFA, we do enjoy a CPD over lunch.  This month we had Carol Jones from Bauder present a seminar on flat roofs.  The seminar set out the individual benefits of the different flat roof waterproofing systems available in today’s market and ...

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Great News at North East Planning Committee

Excellent results at today's North East Planning Committee. All 3 applications approved as per officer recommendation including the demolition of a dwellinghouse within one of St Andrews Conservation Areas and its replacement with a bespoke ...

Friday, 11 August 2017

Opening Night at St Andrews Holiday Park

After an eight month extensive refurbishment, the amenity building at St Andrews Holiday Park opens tonight providing the holiday park with a large restaurant/bar, private dining room, games room and terraced patio area with stunning views across St ...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Work progressing on site at Clayton Caravan Park

Great to see work progressing on site at Clayton Caravan Park.  In December last year we successfully obtained planning permission for an additional 171 holiday static pitches on agricultural land to the east of the caravan park.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Increase in Building Warrant Fees from 1 July 2017

The Scottish Government has announced changes to the Building Standards fees for applications received from the 1st July 2017.   The changes include: Increases to building warrant related fixed fees and incremental fee steps relating to the ...

Friday, 23 June 2017

Rebranding continues...

We are super excited today (well I am as part of the admin team), the new stationery has arrived with our lovely new logo (which does have a little nod to its predecessor)!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New addition to the MFA team

After an extensive search we are very happy to welcome Mark McLelland to our team, Mark joins us as an Architectural Technician and looks like he's going to be a great addition to the practice.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Increase in Planning Application Fees from 1 June 2017

Following an independent review and industry wide consultation, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Local Government and Housing has revealed new planning application fees which come into force across Scotland as of 1st June 2017.  This will ...

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Homes & Interiors Scotland Magazine

Great to read and get a mention in another feature about the extremely successful development at Balbinny, Forfar.  Luxury self-catering accommodation designed by us on the site of a disused farm steading.  The 'steading' accommodation with their ...


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