Landowner Development & Planning

“The firm acts for many of the leading landowners and farmers throughout southern England and beyond.”

Legal 500, 2021

“A practical and quick firm that possesses real knowledge of the dynamics of farms and estates.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Wilsons has a helpful approach, seeking clients’ objectives and delivers objectives in the most straightforward manner and in plain English.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Wilsons has a strong reputation among rural clients.”

Legal 500, 2020

Shaping the future

Development is one of the most complex areas you will face as a landowner. To succeed, getting to grips with intricate mechanisms such as the planning process and the choice of vehicle to maximise your land's potential has never been more critical.

Exploring every avenue

Selling or developing your most important asset affects not just you but many generations to come.  Our specialist team can help you to get things right from the beginning and maximise potential for the long-term benefit of all concerned.

We will work with you to bring both major residential and commercial developments to fruition.  We'll help you negotiate the minefield of options, conditional contracts, joint ventures, consortium agreements, collaboration agreements and Section 106 agreements you'll find along the way.


Planning for success

The niche areas of landowner development and planning law are our twin specialisms.  Our development and planning lawyers draw on expertise gained in both private and public sectors.  This enables us to offered tailored, end-to-end advice, whether for your development needs or for solutions to your planning problems.


Protecting your assets

Often you will meet obstacles along the way.  We can advise on ways of protecting your land from village green and rights of way claims.  We can assist you in opposing challenges, bringing judicial review proceedings, responding to enforcement action and advising on permitted development rights and certificates of lawfulness.  We also advise on listed building consents.