New Property Team

Building upon our already strong reputation, our Newcastle and Glasgow offices are leading our expansion into the traditional property planning sectors, with our teams also working across our Kendal office.

Our planning teams have a wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of development sectors which are largely new to Stephenson Halliday, and herald a number of new opportunities, both for the business and our existing and future clients.

Our planning teams are able to provide commercial and astute town planning advice on a wide range of development projects, including residential, commercial, retail, tourism and mixed use developments.

The planning team help to guide our clients through the many complexities of the planning system in a friendly, supportive manner.  Our key areas of expertise include the following:

  • Residential development;
  • Commercial, retail and mixed use development;
  • Tourism development;
  • Minerals, waste, infrastructure and renewable Energy;
  • Urban regeneration and urban extension schemes;
  • Development Plan representations and site promotion;
  • Planning applications and appeals; and
  • Site appraisals and assistance with site finding.

We understand the needs of developers and pride ourselves on forging good relationships with the local authorities we work with, helping to ensure a smooth transition through the planning system and providing commercial and responsive planning advice.

We always have a good understanding of the geographical areas in which we work, including local politics and other local pressures.

When working directly with landowners; we have a wide range of connections within the industry and can help identify the most appropriate developers to take sites forward, either with planning permission or to help you secure planning permission.

As a regional planning practice we are able to offer the one to one personal service our clients desire, and we encourage client contact with all of our team to build strong working relationships, ensuring that clients know and understand the people they are working with.

We have built a bespoke team with a significant range of experience, in both consultancy and developer roles, enabling us to compete with the larger consultancies on the quality of advice, level of service and cost.

Our property teams are led by Alastair Willis in Newcastle and Sarah Lapsley in Glasgow.

Recent Projects

Millenderdale Wind Farm Appeal

The planning application was submitted to South Ayrshire Council in June 2014 and revised in March 2016 to reduce the number of turbines from...

Hespin Wood secondary aggregate production facility

The secondary aggregates production facility is one of the facilities developed to recycle wastes in place of landfilling. Each year the facility processes around...

Blackhills Quarry

Blackhills Quarry is Leith’s flagship quarry, located just to the south of Aberdeen, and produces a wide range of aggregates, rock armour, architectural and...

Planning & Co-ordination of Appraisals for new Street Sweepings Facility

Stephenson Halliday have provided planning and LVIA support as well as co-ordinating other environmental appraisals required for a planning application for a new street...

Barton Sewage treatment works

Stephenson Halliday has recently worked with Northumbria Water to provide planning services for the refurbishment and extension of a number of their sewage treatment...

South Elmsall

Stephenson Halliday is working alongside Q+A Planning and coordinating an Environmental Impact Assessment for a warehouse unit totaling approximately 70,000 sq.m in Wakefield, for...