getting your projects 

out of the starting blocks

We provide comprehensive support to clients involved in navigating the complex planning (zoning) system in the UK. 


Our quick and commercial advice enables client’s to maximise their chances of planning success and unlock value, within timescale and to budget.


We have advised numerous property developers, owners, occupiers and funders on EHS and planning aspects of sales, purchases, secured lending, sale and leaseback, landlord and tenant and development transactions.  This helps ensure that we can see all sides of the argument when proposing strategies and negotiating solutions in order to achieve the right result for our clients.


Working as part of the client’s development team, we establish close relationships with the professional team through involvement in the early stages of development proposals through the full life-cycle. We have dealt with many high-profile developments and strive to unlock value from the client’s real estate assets.


our planning services


We offer a wide range of services covering all aspects of town and country planning (zoning) with our core services including:

  • Strategic planning advice

  • Promotion of planning permissions for major redevelopment schemes 

  • Advice and strategy on major infrastructure and energy projects, including specialising in Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs)

  • Lawful development certificates

  • Legal robustness health checking of planning applications and EIA to guard against legal challenge

  • Environmental impact assessments 

  • Appeals and inquiries 

  • Negotiating and drafting section 106 planning and other infrastructure agreements (highways, sewerage etc) and Community infrastructure levy

  • Highways law including stopping-up and Transport and Works Act orders 

  • Compulsory purchase, claims for compensation and Crichell Down rules enforcement 

  • Complex heritage issues (conservation areas, listed buildings and tree preservation orders) 

  • Environmental aspects, in particular redevelopment of Brownfield sites (ensuring that maximum planning gain credit is achieved) 


We are particularly renowned for advising on:

  • developments of brownfield land where the environmental and planning aspects are inextricably linked

  • on high-profile, complex schemes within energy, renewables, infrastructure, urban development and regeneration.

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