Planning and development

Steering you through the planning and development process with an end-to-end expert service

Our planning and development service underpins our four National Teams (Commercial, Valuation, Utilities and Infrastructure, and Building Consultancy).

Our knowledgeable experts can help you navigate through the complex process and will always take time to understand your needs.

We work closely with our clients at every step of the way, collating and preparing your planning application or helping you secure a promoter or developer to share planning risk costs in return for a land value share.

What we do best

  • Pre-application advice
  • Applications for new commercial buildings
  • Applications for alternative uses for existing buildings and sites
  • Retail impact assessments
  • Environmental impact assessments (EIAs)
  • Feasibility studies
  • Heritage statements
  • Undertaking site assessments and planning feasibility appraisals
  • Preparing, submitting and managing planning appeals


  • Making development plan representations
  • Dealing with Enforcement Proceedings
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • Lawful development certificates
  • Development plan promotions
  • Retail impact assessments

Our close working relationships with landowners, local authorities, residential and commercial developers means that we have extensive marketplace knowledge. Our specialists understand the concerns and priorities of all stakeholders involved in any development.

We are geared up to help our clients maximise their site benefits and promote a scheme quickly through the planning process.