Clarendon Team

Clarendon Experience - Principal Team


Antony Duthie BSc (Hons) MRTPI


Antony is Director of Clarendon which he has headed up since 2007 following a decade within the development industry. As a fully qualified Chartered Town Planner, he has a broad experience in all requisite planning and development matters primarily within Scotland with a particular focus upon residential land use. Working for a variety of private and public sector clients, Antony's key attributes lie in the management and coordination of design and technical teams charged with the realisation of latent development potential and value.

Antony has a proven track-record in development management and fronts the appraisal and planning promotion for a number of Estate landowners, National Housebuilder and niche developer clients.


David Howel MA (Hons) MSc MRTPI

Associate Director

David is a Chartered Town Planner and qualified Urban Designer with considerable planning and development experience including consultancy, land acquisition and management with housebuilders and developers in Scotland.

David's experience is in residential and mixed-use development including planning, urban design and development advice including appraisal, analysis, masterplanning / design frameworks, housing land supply, education capacity assessment, development plan promotion, strategy and financial viability. A commercially realistic approach is combined with an emphasis on strong urban design which can add value both in terms of creating successful places and financial return.


Rachel Gee BSc (Hons) MRTPI 

Senior Associate

Rachel has over 20 years of professional planning experience.  She provides practical and commercial advice to institutional investors, private landowners, commercial developers; local authorities and government bodies.  She has been responsible for advising on a range of planning applications, including planning permission in principle; full planning permission; listed building consent; conservation area consent, certificates of lawfulness, certificates of appropriate alternative development and compulsory purchase orders.

Rachel has considerable experience in the provision of planning advice and strategies in all areas of planning and development, with a particular focus on retail and commercial developments, mixed-use scheme and major institutional development throughout Scotland and the north of England.  She is expert in the preparation of retail impact assessments to support both food and non-food retail development schemes.  Rachel has appeared as an expert planning witness at a number of major planning inquiries and hearings and at the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, covering a wide range of areas including planning and compulsory purchase orders.  She has directly appointed, and successfully worked with Senior Counsel for many planning inquiries.


Patricia Watson BSc (Hons)

Senior Associate

Patricia Watson is a qualified Town Planner. She joined the Clarendon team in 2015 and brought with her wide ranging experience from within the private housebuilding industry and also public sector development management, policy planning and housing and regeneration.  During her time with the City of Edinburgh Council she project managed major housing and regeneration schemes and in her most recent role she was responsible for the negotiation of Section 75 legal agreements to secure the delivery of affordable housing and land supply through the Affordable Housing Policy.

Patricia works closely with Clarendon’s new business clients including landowners and developers and deals with the company’s marketing and business development strategy and implementation.

In addition to her career in planning and development, Patricia comes from a farming background and has a sound knowledge and understanding of agricultural and land use and management issues.


Sitara Keppie BA DipLA CMLI

Landscape Architect

Sitara is an experienced landscape architect and Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and works with Clarendon in the provision of the full range of landscape input to projects.  Key skills include landscape visual impact assessments for housing, mixed-use and renewable developments, strategic landscape masterplanning and landscape design.  Sitara is also a Director of Circle Design, a complementary but standalone business with which there is a mutual affiliation with Clarendon.


Established Associations

Clarendon are supported by established associations with the full range of technical disciplines, including consulting architects, engineers, transport consultants and ecology experts, enabling Clarendon to act as Lead Consultant or Project Manager in the progression of development projects through the planning process. Our services are tailored to meet the needs of our varied client base with bespoke solutions to provide individual solutions.