"They are a go-to firm for planning, the lawyers are more than happy to go into criminal as well as civil courts and planning is an area which needs both."

Planning Law for Home Owners

If you are seeking to increase the value or maximize and expand the use of your property or land by gaining planning permission careful consideration and navigation of the Planning Law system will be required.

Planning Law is recognised as being an extremely complex area, so complex that a designated Planning Court has recently been established in the High Court. In recognition of the complexity of this area of law Holmes & Hills has a team of Planning Law solicitors that specialise solely in this field. The team is one of the largest specialist Planning Law departments in the South East and East Anglia and is recognised for its expertise by being ranked as one of the leading sources of Planning Law advice in the country by Planning Magazine, a leading industry magazine for planning professionals.

We are experienced in successfully advising property and land owners on:

The first step in getting Planning Law advice

Call the Planning & Development Team on 01376 320456 and speak with one of our Planning Solicitors. You can explain the circumstances of your case to a solicitor who can then outline how we can assist you with your matter.


Get in touch

Key people

Steven Hopkins
Steven Hopkins

Partner and Head of Planning & Development Team
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sch@holmes-hills.co.uk

David Whipps
David Whipps

Consultant in Planning & Development Team
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dw@holmes-hills.co.uk

Jo Lilliott
Jo Lilliott

Senior Solicitor in Planning & Development Team
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jkl@holmes-hills.co.uk

Tom McPhie
Tom McPhie

Senior Solicitor in Planning & Development Team
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tsm@holmes-hills.co.uk

Michael Harman
Michael Harman

Partner in Planning & Development Team
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mjh@holmes-hills.co.uk


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