Optimising potential, creating value.

Planning & Development Associates provides chartered town planning, property strategy and design services to private and public sector clients throughout the UK.

We work across all sectors, and our projects range from the small and bespoke to the large and complex. We engage with policy-makers, decision-takers and local stakeholders to shape development projects that optimise potential, and create value for both our clients and local communities.

About us

We are an independent practice working with leading developers, investors, landowners, asset managers and public sector organisations.

We focus on providing our clients with practicable and achievable solutions to protect and enhance the value of their property assets.

Our project experience includes a diverse range of sectors, from residential and commercial, sport and leisure, to health and education.


We help our clients navigate through the planning system, from initial appraisals, preparing and managing planning applications, and providing expert representation at hearings and public inquiries for section 78 appeals.

We negotiate through the approvals process including planning contributions, and provide expertise on the permitted development, enforcement, environmental impact and listed building consent regimes.


We formulate and implement strategies to protect and enhance our clients' property interests, optimising added value.

This includes promotion through local plan processes, undertaking due diligence and creating effective planning strategies that minimise risk and delays in the development process and as part of long-term asset management advice.


We apply innovative yet practical thinking to prepare site layout options and building designs that optimise development potential and are tailored to client needs.

Our approach is centred on articulating and guiding a design concept through the necessary approval processes. We apply our appreciation of site contextual analysis, sustainability principles and development economics.