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.

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.

Some of our clients

Royal British Legion Industries
High Speed 2 Logo
Homes & Communities Agency
Cambridgeshire County Council
Warwickshire County Council
Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance
Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
David Wilson Homes
Countryside Properties
Babergh District Council

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 
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@ 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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