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Planning

With housing targets rising year on year, we understand the pressures to learn, plan and act quickly.

Our group of highly-experienced planning law experts provide practical solutions to meet clients’ needs. Covering all areas of planning law, acting for commercial and residential developers, landowners and local authorities on both contentious and non-contentious matters, our team has the experience to meet diverse planning law requirements.

Our expertise includes:

Assets of Community Value

Community Infrastructure Levy

Compulsory purchase

Development consent orders

Due diligence

Highways & Public Rights of Way

Judicial review

Listed Buildings/Conservation Areas

Nationally significant infrastructure projects

Planning appeals including advocacy

Planning enforcement

S.106 and infrastructure agreements

Town and village greens

We have the benefit of an in-house planning consultancy practice (Marrons Planning) which ensures that we provide a comprehensive planning service.

A number of the team are legal associates of the Royal Town Planning Institute and/or members of the Law Society’s Planning Law Accreditation Scheme. In addition to our technical expertise and experience, we also have relationships with key stakeholders in the planning and development world. We will solve your planning issues in the most efficient and practical way.

The planning team are identified as leaders in this field by Chambers and Legal 500 for the last 18 years. The team are consistently ranked by Planning Magazine as one of the top firms for planning law in the country.

Read our latest technical briefings below for more information on some of the key issues currently affecting the planning sector.

Air Pollution - Every breath you take 
Housing White Paper - Where do we go from here?
Neighbourhood Planning - The impact on housing supply
NHS Trusts - Managing the financial impact of  new residential development on  acute services

Latest News

22 June 2017
Aptly timed on National Clean Air Day, the planning team held their first ever Birmingham-based planning conference to discuss the Government’s Air Quality Plan and what the implications are for developers and local planning authorities. read

Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"The dedication and commitment of Shakespeare Martineau
throughout the process helped to create, and preserve,
value for the shareholders."

Roger Crosse, Managing Director, POS Direct Ltd