Planning Law for Developers & Land Owners

Holmes & Hills has a team of specialist Planning Law solicitors that advise developers and land owners across the South East and East Anglia on a wide range of complex planning law issues. The team works with its clients and their advisory team to achieve their development objectives or to protect their property interests.

We have a variety of clients in the private sector including regional and national house-builders, development companies, private land owners and affordable housing providers. We advise these clients on:

  • Planning applications
  • Strategic planning
  • Core strategy/DPD’s
  • Enabling development
  • Pre-application and land law issues
  • Planning Obligations/ Section 106 Agreements
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations
  • Planning appeals
  • Enforcement
  • All Planning related appeals
  • Land Drainage - Section 104 Agreements
  • Listed Buildings
  • Highways Law
  • Highways Works Agreements – Section 38 & Section 278 Agreements
  • Public Rights of Way
  • Common Land and Village Greens
  • Trees and Hedgerows
  • High Court Proceedings
  • Planning Injunctions
  • Magistrates Court Proceedings

A leading source of Planning Law advice

David Whipps, is recognised as a leading Planning Law solicitor in Essex by Chambers & Partners. The Legal 500 recommends four of the team’s five solicitors as being experts in their field in the region.

The Team is also recognised as a leading source of Planning Law advice in East Anglia and the South East by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 respectively. These publications research and list the UK’s top law firms providing advice in various areas of the law.

Organisers of the region’s largest series of Planning Law updates

Every year, our Planning & Development Team organise the region’s largest series of Planning Law Update events, providing attendees with details of the latest changes to planning legislation and important new developments in case law. In 2015 over 300 planning consultants, local authority planning officers, developers, architects, surveyors and property professionals attended six events held across Essex and Suffolk.

See the Holmes & Hills Events page for information on upcoming events being organised.

Key Contact

Steven Hopkins

Managing Partner

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Your Planning Law for Developers & Land Owners Team

Jo Lilliott

Senior Solicitor

Tom McPhie

Senior Solicitor

Sarah Hare

Senior Associate

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Millie Cook

Trainee Solicitor

Anna Becker

Apprentice, Trainee Solicitor

Lucy Howe


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