Our Town and Country Planning Team is recognised as one of the most reputable sources of legal planning knowledge not only in the West Midlands and Shropshire but also into and across Mid Wales where we have expert knowledge of the Welsh planning system.
To read more about the work we do for our clients in Wales visit our dedicated page.
We work for and with developers, the business community, private individuals, landowners and public authorities, on a regional and national level, providing concise, high quality advice on all aspects of town and country planning matters.
The team mainly act for people and businesses making planning proposals. Decisions are made using detailed laws, policies, guidelines and principles and it’s our job to understand them and use powers of persuasion and advocacy to advance your case.
We appraise planning applications to identify potential policy or other pitfalls, review documentation, support submissions, legal submissions and environmental statements to spot inconsistencies, so as to ensure applications or appeals stand the best chance of success for developers and consultants.
They also have considerable experience in challenging planning decisions in the High Court and have taken cases to the Court of Appeal and House of Lords (now the Supreme Court).
The Team has extensive experience advising in relation to:
If you have an enquiry in relation to a town and country planning matter or simply want to speak to a member of our expert Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.
- Residential development
- Housing land supply
- Industrial commercial and warehousing
- Green belt, open countryside and urban environments
- Agricultural (such as poultry, dairy digester units and storage) and renewables
Legal 500 2020: The Town & Country Planning Team were ranked Tier 5 in the West Midlands.
The planning team at Telford stands out for its expertise in acting for landowners, often in the farming community, in relation to negotiation of land promotion agreements and planning obligations, land sales and proceedings against enforcement notices.
Key figures include Niall Blackie who is listed as a Leading Individual and Associate Suzanne Tucker who is recognised as a Rising Star.