Planning Law

Our planning team provides clear, practical advice on all of your planning issues and challenges. We have extensive experience of advising both the private and public sector, with clients including local authorities, national developers, contractors and landowners.


We are able to advise on a wide range of matters including:

  • Planning applications and agreements
  • Enforcement
  • Appeals (including advocacy at inquiries)
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Compensation including Lands Tribunal references
  • Section 106 agreement
  • Consortium developments
  • Highways and infrastructure agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Local Authority issues
  • Rights of Way
  • Rights to Light
  • Town and village green
  • Judicial review

Our team also work closely with colleagues from the energy team in relation to renewable energy projects.


“They have a specialist team who deal with property and so are very knowledgeable and experienced in this area.”

“I found that Hugh James always acted in the client’s interests and provided very sound advice. They took time to discuss and explain their decisions.”

“The quality of advice and customer service that I have received has always been of a high standard. I have always been given regular updates on progress, and any queries have always been answered promptly and professionally.”

Chambers UK 

The team is notable for its public sector strength, advising the Welsh Government, Cardiff University, and both the NWLA and SWWLA frameworks. It also acts for Celtic Energy, the Walters Group, and the consortia involved in the Barry Waterfront and Parc Derwen developments.

The Legal 500 UK 

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