International planning regimes are complex, political and often do not align naturally with the needs of business. Regulation and procedures limit business opportunities in real estate development and infrastructure planning, and by control through environmental compliance. We advise on nationally important infrastructure projects, such as energy generation and strategic transport, regeneration and iconic development projects, mixed use and residential development, commercial and logistics projects and major retail developments, and also provide guidance on environmental compliance and procedure.

Our diverse range of planning services are designed to help you navigate this complex and constantly evolving world. We have an experienced and highly regarded team combining technical excellence with commerciality. The fact that we understand the market and take the time to understand your business means we are able to identify key risks up front and provide early advice and guidance at the planning stage of your developments. Our work ranges from initial advice, site appraisals and project management, through to negotiating complex development and infrastructure agreements, and undertaking planning inquiry and High Court work.

We advise clients across a number of sectors who are leaders in their fields, including RWE Npower, Scottish and Southern Energy, Western Power Distribution, Associated British Ports, Bristol Airport, Suez, Unite Students, Marks and Spencer, Welbeck Strategic Land, IDI Gazeley, Ptarmigan Strategic Land, Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, Linden Homes, Taylor Wimpey Homes and Bloor Homes.