Planning

Planning

Unlocking potential with expertise, empathy and intelligence

Our market-leading planning team provides wide-ranging consultancy from appraisals, applications and appeals through to strategic planning and site acquisition.

For some, planning is simply about following processes, but our work is informed by a detailed understanding of town planning policy and law; an acute awareness of the political landscape and finely tuned appreciation of how viability issues can affect a project.

We can help acquire sites to meet corporate strategies and are retained by numerous public sector clients, underlining the trust and expertise across our team.

Planning is a crucial part of the development process and is about accentuating the character of a place, amplifying its inherent qualities. We understand our clients’ needs and can advise across all professional areas thanks to our unique partner-led structure.

We add value by leading cohesive teams and collaborating closely with partners in our business and your architects and other agencies. We thrive on inspiring and challenging convention and in pushing back the boundaries.

Our strategic planning advice covers all aspects of the residential, retail, office, industrial, hotels and student accommodation markets. Our partner led team specialises in offering senior advice to clients looking to minimise risk and maximise the value of their assets.

Our services include:

  • Strategic planning advice
  • Town planning
  • Bid guidance and assistance
  • Change of use
  • Appeals
  • S106 Negotiations
  • Planning and development appraisals
  • Listed building and conservation advice

Partners

Charles Mills

Charles Mills

Partner

Charles has over 15 years’ experience in delivering strategic development schemes and providing specialist town planning advice.

Leading our planning team, Charles works closely with a wide range of private and public sector clients providing ongoing advice and appraisal for asset management, the preparation of residential led master plans and various strategic planning proposals.

He has extensive experience in delivering complex planning permissions, planning bid guidance, change of use, appeals, appraisals, listed building and conservation advice; and ensuring political, local community and developer demands are satisfied.

Retained by a variety of public and private sector clients, his team specialise in high-profile developments where discretion is often vital. Charles has significant expertise in new build residential as well as mix-used, student housing and commercial real estate.

Charles is a member of RICS, an Associate member of the RTPI and is a RICS Accredited Mediator.

T: 020 3077 3400
F: 020 3077 3477
E: cmills@danielwatney.co.uk

Charles has over 15 years’ experience in delivering strategic development schemes and providing specialis...