Rural Estate Ongoing Advice

If you own or manage a rural estate and require regular advice, please get in touch to discuss your needs and how I can help.

Site Appraisals

Assessing and advising on the development potential of sites in the context of planning policy and opportunity.  

Planning Applications


Involvement in the evolution of proposals, working alongside client and architect/ technical team to identify and refine proposals to identify and minimise risk and achieve client aims. Undertake pre-application process with consultees and local planning officers to refine proposals and planning approach prior to formal planning application being made. 

Planning Applications

I am experienced in working alongside clients in preparing, submitting and negotiating planning applications for a range of types and scales of development. This includes the appointment and management of multi-disciplinary project teams in the preparation of more complex applications and the preparation of planning documentation and supporting statements on planning and related matters. 

I have a wealth of local contacts to enable to smooth process.


There are circumstances where planning applications are refused for a range of reasons or are not determined by the local authority within a reasonable timescale, which may require the pursuit of a planning appeal. I can advise on all types of planning appeal, including; written representations, submissions, informal hearings and public Inquiries.  I have expert witness experience for formal Planning Inquiries.

Third Party Representations

I regularly provide advice to clients in objecting to or supporting planning proposals and planning policy and in relation to a range of types and scales of development.

Development Plan Monitoring and Representations

 As with third party representations, I provide clients on advice in relation to the involvement with influencing emerging planning policy, which may affect the future development potential of land and sites. I can advise on the strategic approach to this process and undertake submission of representations and appearance at public examination.