Throughout the UK, Carter Jonas works with public, private and corporate clients to deliver property development projects with the aim of ensuring the maximum returns on clients’ assets.

We aspire to provide the very best development advice in the market to a wide range of clients in central and local government, development and regeneration agencies, as well as developers, investors and landowners, large and small.

Our key skills include:

  • Commercial and mixed-use development
  • Mixed-use and urban regeneration
  • Development partner selection
  • Strategic land development
  • Feasibility and viability assessments
  • Funding and delivery structures
  • Town centre and urban regeneration
  •  Residential development
  • Land assembly
  • Landowner agreements
  • Project management
  • Estate strategies and rationalisation
  • Surplus asset disposals

Our development specialists work nationally across six regional hubs: London, Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol, offering clients local knowledge and expertise with a national reach.

This network of professionals allows Carter Jonas to combine our national experience with local market knowledge to offer clients a premium service and unrivalled expertise. 

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Our dedicated Planning and Development specialists work nationally across a variety of services, to find a consultancy for your specific need select a region below:

James is Chairman of Carter Jonas.  Formerly Head of the Planning & Development Division, James advises clients on proposed development projects throughout the south of England with nearly 30 years of experience in residential and mixed use development.  This includes site identification, project management of planning and development strategies, valuation and viability appraisals, marketing and sale of development opportunities. He has specific expertise in option, promotion and other development agreements, joint ventures and landowner equalisation agreements. James has been involved in sites ranging from new settlements to city centre regeneration and smaller provincial and rural schemes, and also provides expert witness and independent expert valuation services for dispute resolution.

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Robert is based in our London head office and heads up the national development team. He has over 20 years of experience as a developer and consultant advising private, corporate and public sector bodies on how to extract value from strategic property assets.

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John is Head of the Leeds office and the Planning & Development Team North. John advises clients on proposed development projects throughout the North of England.  He has over 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial development acting for private, corporate, institutional, charity and public sector clients.

This includes site identification, project management of planning and development strategies, valuation and viability appraisals, marketing and sale of development opportunities.

John has specific expertise in Options, Promotional Agreements, Joint Ventures and Conditional Contracts, acting mainly for landowners.  John has been involved in projects such as new settlements, to city centre regeneration, provincial sites, large commercial developments and site sales.

The Development Agency team are currently instructed on 6,500 acres in 150 locations across the North West, Yorkshire and the North East.

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Matthew has acted for a wide number of Landowner Clients including:

  • Royal Estate Sandringham
  • Crown Point Estate
  • Cecil Family Trust
  • Greene King Plc
  • North Hertfordshire College
  • Cemex
  • May Gurney
  • Pigeon
  • Advice, marketing, disposal and additional tranche disposal of 1,500 unit Residential Development in Grantham.

Project team principle for disposal of the NHC Centre of the Arts, Hitchin, securing a Development Partner and assembling a professional team to progress an application, sale and disposal of a principal asset within the College’s portfolio 

Mathew has over 29 years' experience in the property industry and has been directly involved Residential Development in East Anglia since 1998. He specialises in Land Disposals and Acquisition; Strategic Land, Promotion and Option Agreements. He has acted for a wide range of private and public sector land owners companies including Greene King, Royal Estate Sandringham; Grant Thornton, Pigeon, Crown Point Estate, Cemex (formerly RMC), The Diocese of Norfolk & Norwich and North Hertfordshire College as well as private land owners across the region.

He is Head of Residential Development at the Cambridge Office.

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Steve Morris is a partner based within our Bristol office. He has specialised in development for twenty years, and in that time he has acted for housebuilders, charities, private landowners and developers on sites varying from replacement single dwellings to several hundred units with associated facilities.
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Emma is a Chartered surveyor with over 25 years of experience in the property industry, the majority of which has been spent acting for a wide range of clients - private, corporate, public sector and institutional.

Emma is expert in delivering development consultancy and agency services across the residential and commercial sectors. She provides clients with strategic development advice including valuation and viability appraisals, site assembly, disposals including land sales and development agreements, procurement of development partners and the project management of planning and development strategies.

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James is a member of the southern planning and development team working out of the Oxford office. He assists in all matters associated with strategic and immediate development land opportunities and helps private and public sector clients in the delivery of development projects across the south of England.

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Neal Allcock is a partner and joined Carter Jonas in January 2021 as head of the firm’s Midlands planning team, based in the Birmingham office. A specialist in large-scale projects and urban redevelopment and regeneration, Neal has delivered a number of strategic development projects for a variety of clients. With over 15 years of planning experience including at urban and rural local planning authorities, Neal has extensive and varied knowledge of projects across residential (including BTR and PBSA), infrastructure, retail and commercial/industrial sectors.

Neal advises clients on a diverse range of planning matters across the region including tall buildings, town centre regeneration, brownfield redevelopment and green belt proposals. He provides strategy on the planning approach for complex major development projects, preparation and submission of planning applications and representations to promote sites through the local plan process.

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