Planning and Development

Our team has considerable combined experience in planning and development matters for residential, agricultural, and commercial properties. We can advise and guide you whether you have a small rural planning job in mind or a large-scale residential or commercial development.

Professional advice from an early stage can assist in shaping proposals to ensure the highest chance of success – you only get one chance to make a first impression within what has become a system very much exposed to the public.

With our rural background, we have many landowning clients that have benefited from large-scale development and we have gained invaluable experience in negotiating and advising on both Option and Promotion Agreements. We have good relationships with many of the regional and national homebuilders, as well as many of the promoters. Some of this work is relatively short-term, perhaps just a year or so, with some being much longer term at twenty-plus years.

Whilst we do not have a full planning team in-house, we have built up a long list of trusted advisers that we are happy to introduce in order to build the right team for the job. We are an excellent first port of call and we will help you through what can sometimes be a long and at times a testing process.

Planning Advice and Guidance

  • Planning Applications
  • Development Appraisals and Pre-Application Advice
  • Enforcement and Retrospective Applications
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Removal of Agricultural Occupancy Conditions
  • Option and Promotion Agreements
  • Appeals
  • Discharge of Planning Conditions
  • Permitted Development
  • Listed Building Consent
  • Householder Applications

Development Opportunities

Whether you have a single plot to sell or a large development site covering many acres we have the expertise to provide a high level of service to our clients.

We can assist with obtaining planning permissions, entering into various styles of agreements with developers and neighbouring landowners and handling the marketing whether to a regional or national market.

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Advice on all aspects

We regularly advise on all aspects of planning and development, from initial development appraisals to policy advice and submission of different types of planning applications, as well as undertaking strategic land promotion work – negotiating promotion and option agreements.

Working with established professionals

We work with established professional contacts to source supporting documentation such as ecological surveys, design drawings and structural surveys and have experience working with all of the local authorities in Worcestershire and the surrounding counties as well as a few further afield.

Happy to take control

We are happy taking complete control of your schemes or, where required, we can work with your chosen architects and professionals to support your application.

Talk to our Agricultural Property Experts

Richard Banks


Robert Parry


James McIntyre

Associate Partner

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