Planning & development consultancy

Whether you’re focused on residential or commercial property development, our experienced planning and development team will take the headaches out of the planning and development process for you.

We provide expert input across the entire planning lifecycle, from appraisals and planning applications through detailed economic or retail studies to Section 106 agreements. We can source residential or commercial development opportunities and advise on strategy, drawing on our in-depth knowledge of the property market to provide commercially viable and valuable recommendations.

All our advice is based on an intimate understanding of current planning legislation and policy, and our nationwide team combines planning, development and legal specialists to provide you with a comprehensive service.

Find out more about our approach to planning and development

See how we’ve helped our clients with planning and development, from residential developments to S106 negotiations

We provide a comprehensive planning service, tailored to your requirements – whether that means initial consultancy, detailed cost analysis, advice on meeting regulations or managing planning applications and negotiations.

An integrated team for an integrated service

The blend of professional skills within our team means we can help you at every stage of the planning cycle, providing an integrated expert planning service.

Our planning consultants focus on ‘traditional’ town planning activity including strategic planning advice, site appraisals, options evaluation, planning applications and appeals – as well as advising on s106 contributions and Community Infrastructure (CIL) levies.

Our development specialists can help you identify and secure sites for development, right through to selling the development to the market.

Finally our economic analysts provide retail, leisure and employment studies, helping you make more informed decisions at every stage.

Attuned to the evolving planning system

The planning system in the UK is in an almost constant state of flux, which can be a real headache for residential or commercial developers, who are increasingly expected to address infrastructure, social housing and regeneration issues. Our planning consultants keep fully up-to-date with the current system and proposed changes, so we can give you appropriate advice at all times.

From advice to action

We don’t just advise you on meeting planning duties or available opportunities: we can help you respond to them.

We can make planning applications on your behalf, negotiate s106 agreements and manage appeals. Once development is authorised, we can help you source funding and complete the project: we also provide building consultancy and project management, right through to marketing your development.

Our planning team works closely with both public and private sector organisations. We also have specialist teams for development and residential projects.

Planning and development advice to the public sector

We provide an effective service to the public sector in preparing development briefs, employment land studies, retail studies, viability appraisals, s106 negotiations, applications, disposals and strategic policy advice on development.

Private sector planning and development consultancy

For the private sector we run and manage planning applications and appeals, provide planning appraisals and advice on development opportunities, make development plan representations, advise on planning strategy and provide viability advice, negotiate s106 agreements and advise on changes to planning law.

Development consultancy

We have a specialist development team providing a start to finish service in identifying development sites, sourcing funding, evaluating opportunities and bringing forward sites for development.


Our specialist residential planning and development team can source opportunities, advise on strategy, negotiate on affordable housing, s106 contributions, CIL and viability. We can identify the best housing mix for your residential development site and secure the relevant planning consents to deliver it. Find out more about our residential development advice

National support for Homes and Communities Agency
  • Multi-disciplined team for local and national service delivery
  • Appointed to deliver Get Britain Building project in 2012
  • Supporting local authorities’ aspirations for economic growth
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Mark Dodds
National Head of Planning & Development Consultancy

020 7198 2242

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