Planning policy

Our planning policy service helps public bodies and local authorities develop and implement legally compliant, evidence-based planning strategies for individual sites and entire portfolios.

We work with a wide range of government bodies across the UK, as well as the National Policy Planning Framework, and have a comprehensive understanding of planning law and policy.

Evidence-based planning and development advice

Our economic and technical studies have helped underpin Local Development Frameworks and development plans, and we draw on our deep knowledge of commercial property transactions to provide market context for all our planning policy advice.

We maintain the largest independent commercial property database in the UK, including details of some 70% of UK commercial property transactions, which offers an up-to-date evidence base to support or challenge development plan documents.

Our planning team can advise on all aspects of planning policy engagement. Specific services include:

Technical planning policy studies (evidence based)

  • Retail
  • Leisure
  • Employment land
  • Housing land supply
  • Development briefs

Planning policy engagement

  • Local plan monitoring
  • Local plan representations
  • Site allocations
  • Round table discussions
  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
  • Examination in Public (EIP)

Preparing for Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges

We have also worked with authorities in developing their community infrastructure charges including managing the process, public consultation, infrastructure needs assessment and testing the viability of proposed CIL charges.

News, research and views

News and research

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Mark Dodds
National Head of Planning & Development

020 7198 2242

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