Our high-quality design capability is uniquely informed by the full range of property and planning expertise available across the Carter Jonas network. Embedded within the Planning & Development team, our masterplanners accelerate the design process by drawing on planning insight, market intelligence, architectural expertise and delivery specialisms across the firm at every stage.

This enables us to work efficiently and effectively, avoiding redundant design work, and ensures the outputs are commercially sound, deliverable and fit-for-purpose. Our work for public, private and third sector clients across the UK ranges in scale from 0.5 to 500 hectares, and in different contexts from village greenfield settings to urban brownfield sites, and everything in between. To all of this work we bring a design intelligence that is tuned to the English landscape and townscape in all their regional variations.

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Our Masterplanning Sectors

Residential Projects

Residential Projects

Promoting residential-led sites and delivering planning permissions for our clients is a fundamental part of the teams experience and ongoing workload, ranging from 10 homes through to 500-plus home mixed-use developments.

Urban Regeneration

Urban Regeneration

Nothing stands still, whether in natural systems or in the man made world, and all complex urban areas are in a constant state of flux.

Commercial & Campus Projects

Commercial & Campus Projects

We work closely with our commercial colleagues at Carter Jonas who have intimate local knowledge of commercial markets across the country. 

Mixed Use / New Settlements

Mixed Use / New Settlements

Carter Jonas’ track record in the identification, promotion and delivery of strategic land is unrivalled, and our masterplanning forms an integral part of that service.

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We are equipped to take on complex commissions and can draw on the experience of specialist colleagues as required – whether that’s in asset management, retail planning, town centre regeneration or land assembly – to deliver a bespoke and integrated service aligned to our clients’ needs.

Our own specialist skills also add value to our colleagues’ work, particularly in strategic visioning, facilitation and enabling, and stakeholder and public consultation.

Our services for site masterplanning, where the scope of the work is already clearly defined, include:

  • Preparation of planning applications and design and access statements
  • Site promotion documents, including high-quality brochures produced by graphic designers
  • Site appraisal and capacity studies to support planning, development and financial appraisals

Our services for regeneration masterplanning, where the scope of work (and sometimes the brief itself) need to be determined, include:

  • Regeneration frameworks and placemaking strategies, including place marketing materials
  • Stakeholder and public consultation, including the preparation of all marketing materials
  • Strategic visioning, facilitation and enabling – all informed by commercial intelligence 
@ Johnny Clayton
Johnny Clayton
Head of Masterplanning and Urban Design
020 7518 3226 email me about Johnny

Johnny Clayton joined Carter Jonas in July 2018 to head up the Masterplanning and Urban Design practice across the UK. Johnny is a Masterplanner and Urban Designer, with a broad skills base and over 16 years of project experience encompassing conceptual design, masterplanning, urban design, detailed design and project implementation. His particular specialism and passion is for strategic land projects including new settlements, but also urban mixed-use regeneration schemes. Johnny is also a Chartered Landscape Architect since 2008.

Johnny is inspired to create new sustainable communities and places through a well-considered, innovative and forward thinking process of design, with a strong respect for history and place. He is highly focused on pursuing pioneering design solutions and techniques to improve the sustainable credentials of new developments.

Further to his work at Carter Jonas, Johnny is CEO of YEP Global, an events organisation with Chapters throughout the UK and overseas. YEP has over 5,000 members and holds over 50 events per year, focused upon the property and construction industries.

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