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At Carter Jonas, we recognise that achieving planning permission is more than just being policy compliant. It is about understanding a wider range of factors and applying them to reach a favourable outcome.

Our aim is to provide consistently expert and meaningful advice in order to tackle challenging planning issues and deliver enhanced value. We pride ourselves in delivering a bespoke service to you, the client, based on an understanding of your individual needs.


Carter Jonas’ Planning Team have played an important part in driving forward the process of consultation and planning. Their strong knowledge of the regulations and process, and their practical experience has been really valuable.
Peter Alsop
Finance Bursar at Wadham College

Carter Jonas is ranked as the 14th largest employer of town planners in the UK (Planning Magazine, 2016) and employs around 50 chartered town planners, planning and development surveyors, and those working towards qualification. Our teams, based out of the London, Cambridge, Oxford, Harrogate and Leeds, advise clients right across the UK.

We work with major landowners, institutions, public sector bodies, developers, occupiers, investors, retailers, sports clubs, schools, colleges and hospitals, as well as private individuals requiring our expertise in the planning application process. Operating at every scale in every sector, we offer a full spectrum of planning advice – from single house proposals through to major mixed-use regeneration schemes and long-term strategic land promotion.

Our services include:

  • Site appraisal
  • Local plan promotion/monitoring
  • Planning applications
  • Planning appeals
  • Advice on Section 106 and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Retail and Town Centre Assessments (link to RTC page)
  • Viability advice (link to Development Consultancy/Viability page)

Some of our clients

Our clients have been able to draw on our practical and considered planning advice, in order to guide them through periods of political change or economic uncertainty.

As part of a multi-disciplinary property business, we can offer a ‘joined-up’ or ‘complete development life-cycle’ service by working in collaboration with our development and masterplanning colleagues. In short, we can bring together the right expertise from across the firm to best suit your needs. We believe our considerable in-house commercial expertise sets us apart from conventional planning consultancies.

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Nick is a chartered town planner and development surveyor with over 25 years' experience, gained across the residential, commercial, retail and industrial sectors for corporate, institutional and private landowners and developers. He has worked at CBRE and Drivers Jonas Deloitte. His professional experience is in three main sectors – Strategic Land / Projects, Retail / Mixed-Use and Central London. Strategic Projects / Land involves the promotion of land for commercial and residential development for landowners and developers. Retail / Mixed-Use schemes are a blend of edge of centre and town centre mixed-use schemes with foodstores and other uses, often residential. This sector includes regeneration and waterside schemes. Central London focuses on projects from Canary Wharf to Hammersmith and Camden down to Wandsworth, Southwark and Lambeth.

When he isn’t working, Nick can be found playing golf (increasingly badly) and spending time re-stocking and emptying his wine cellar to indulge his passion for wine.

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Simon is a Partner who heads up our planning team in the North and is based in our Harrogate office.

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Colin is a Partner and Head of Planning across the Eastern Region, he is based out of our Cambridge office.

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  • Working on the Great West Quarter from the bid stage in 2003 through to the development’s completion in 2015
  • Securing permission for the first One Planet Living development in Brighton
  • Getting my head around quirky planning issues

Katy is a chartered planning and development surveyor with extensive experience working with private sector clients across London and the South East. Katy joined Planning Perspectives in 2002 before moving across to Carter Jonas with the rest of the team at the end of 2014. Katy advises on various forms of development but is particularly proficient advising on major residentially-led, mixed-use developments.  Her work ranges from providing quick pre-acquisition advice through to managing complex project teams through the planning process and beyond to implementation.  A significant proportion of her work involves adding value to redundant employment sites through complex Section 106 negotiations, transforming such sites into exciting new destinations.

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Steven is Partner and Head of Planning Southern Region and is based in our Oxford office.

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Lachlan is a partner based in our Southern region and is based out of our Bath office, he has over thirty years' experience in Town planning in the field of Development Management, Development Policy, Training and Performance Management. His previous work includes delivering planning permission for a major urban extension in the Green Belt and successfully promoting large urban expansions. Lachlan specialises in strategic development, and has lead on major development promotions at Eynsham, Beaconsfield, East Sussex, Keynsham, Slough and other locations. Lachlan has also been heavily involved with the local government with over 25 years’ experience to a senior level, he has worked with the local authority extensively in the field of corporate policy development, projects and performance management with a special responsibility for spatial planning.

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