Professional services - planning

Our highly effective and successful planning teams operate across the UK in the residential, commercial, rural, development and energy sectors.

Providing a regionally based consultancy service, our experts know their areas and the local authority planning departments within these areas inside out.

Many of Strutt & Parker's clients own land in the countryside and we are well-known in the property industry for our expertise in the diversification and development of rural land and buildings through the planning process. We also have a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the field of urban regeneration. The town and country planning team links up with a number of leading architects and our own development teams to offer practical advice for the financially viable regeneration of urban sites.

Alongside their knowledge, the sensitivity and tact of our planners are vital when working in a historic environment. Our clients appreciate that we will always strive to preserve the character of listed buildings or structures within a conservation area. We also have useful practical experience from all over the country in dealing with the challenges of developing near Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Birds and beasties fear not.

By offering expert advice from the outset, we have a reputation for continued success in the promotion of land through the Development Plan process on behalf of land owners and developers.

The structure of our business allows us to combine commercial market knowledge with planning expertise, enabling us to advise clients on maximising the value of commercial, retail and mixed-use developments. Involving colleagues from other departments, as well as using data from our research groups, we can help our clients to identify and analyse opportunities by thoroughly testing the feasibility and financial viability of options in the light of current and emerging planning policy.

Both the English and Scottish planning systems are complex, but our planning teams keep constantly up to speed with these developments, so that we are always well placed to advise our clients.

Our detailed knowledge and experience of planning law in both Scotland and England enables us to give expert advice and advocacy together with reliable expert witness testimony on all matters relating to planning law.



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  • John Wright
  • Associate, Planning & Development
  • +44 (0)1738 783352
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