Strategic Planning

Our planning consultants advise landowners and developers on strategic property development and planning matters

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We offer a full in-house land planning service, supporting schemes through Local Plan promotion to planning applications and, if necessary, planning appeal. The team work on a multitude of projects, including residential, commercial, and mixed-use schemes.

What we do

  • Provide strategic land promotion and planning advice on how best to proceed and maximize land value


  • Site planning appraisals and feasibility advice
  • Development land valuations
  • Negotiate promotion agreements and option agreements
  • Local Plan site promotion and representation
  • Neighbourhood planning site promotion and representation
  • Manage and facilitate consultation and community engagement activities
  • Pre-application submissions to local planning authorities
  • Planning applications
  • Planning appeals

Why JHWalter

  • Our depth and breadth of planning experience
  • Founded in 1790, we have a long established reputation for providing realistic, honest and impartial advice
  • Our planning consultants work collaboratively with our chartered surveyors, property agents, and rural business consultants to ensure opportunities are fully explored and maximised
  • Trusted to Provide Inspired Solutions


Steve Catney

BA (Hons) Partner,
Town Planner
01522 504 330
07919 694 229
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James Lambert

BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI Chartered Town Planner 01522 504 329
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James Lambert

Alistair Anderson

BSc (Hons) AssocRTPI Town Planner 01522 504 315
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Alistair Anderson

Peter Welch

SAC. Dip. Architectural Designer 01522 504 311
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Peter Welch