Landowner Development & Planning

“On agricultural tenancy matters, they are a very well-educated firm with a well-rounded approach to the practical application of the law. They have a good mix of team members, suitable for all occasions.”

Chambers, 2024

“Relevant additional individuals were rapidly, and with knowledge of the subjects concerned, brought in to advice and guide as necessary for both the lawyers, family and trustees.”

Chambers, 2024

“Having worked with Sue Pritchett, Sue Russell and Peter Bourke throughout my association with Wilsons they have always managed to find solutions and have been diligent in ensuring documentation and negotiations have progressed flawlessly and rapidly. They have been able to clearly explain clauses and legal jargon in layman’s terms.”

Legal 500, 2024

“I have worked with the property team at Wilsons for over 25 years. The team at are highly approachable, personable, and want to understand you and your needs. They are always aware of different family dynamics, personalities and priorities. They treat you as an individual rather than a billing opportunity. Understand issues rapidly and provide often innovative solutions.”

Legal 500, 2024

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.