Planning & Infrastructure Lawyers

The UK Planning System changes rapidly and is becoming increasingly complex, so it’s important to seek strategic advice that ensures you can overcome any obstacles your development might present.

Our experienced national team has a strong track record on unlocking difficult planning issues and assisting to obtain consents for major development projects throughout England & Wales.

Our specialist planning lawyers can advise you on contentious and non-contentious issues relating to major urban developments and regeneration projects. We have the expertise needed to handle projects of all sizes and complexity, and could help you with matters including:

  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Drafting and negotiating planning, and other infrastructure agreements
  • Enforcement appeals
  • Judicial review and High Court appeals
  • Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
  • Environmental issues (including environmental impact assessments)
  • Project management
  • Planning inquiries and informal hearings
  • Community Infrastructure Levy advice.

The team’s sector expertise includes education, retail and residential development, infrastructure and care. We continue to act for household name clients on a national basis.

Our depth of knowledge means that we can ensure that all of our work is delivered to your timetable. We can also work with you and your professional team throughout the development process, tackling issues and anticipating any problems that may arise.

We have specialist planning lawyers in Crawley, London and Manchester, and can meet your needs anywhere in the country.

The team is a ranked as a Tier 1 Planning Practice in the South by both Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and The Legal 500.

Contact Us

For more information on how we could help with the planning for your development, give our expert team a call on 0808 291 6784 or get in touch online.

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Recent Work

Mixed Use Development

Acted for a national house builder on a proposed urban extension of approximately 1,000 dwellings together with associated infrastructure.

Urban Extension

Acted for a national house builder on a proposed urban extension of approximately 1,000 dwellings together with associated infrastructure.

Westerleigh Group

We provided strategic planning advice to this leading crematoria developer relating to new sites across the UK: including reviewing planning applications ahead of submission; advice on planning or litigation strategy; defending judicial reviews and advising on prospective appeals.

Audley Retirement

We provided advice on all planning aspects of their care home development programme.

News Group UK

We secured permission for the largest print works in the world and provided advice on subsequent improvements to the surrounding highways.

Artisan (Formerly Corona Group)

Promoting multiple mixed use-regeneration schemes throughout the south of England, with a particular focus on the re-use and regeneration of under-used and poorly performing industrial sites and business parks.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

The Times Best Law Firms 2019
Chambers & Partners 2020 logo

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

"The real estate team knows its clients really well, and the service delivery standards are second to none."

Chambers & Partners, 2022
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“Excellent client focus in terms of communication, clarity of advice and speed in turning matters around.”

Legal 500, 2022

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.