Stephenson Halliday’s planning and landscape teams benefit from a wealth of experience and knowledge in planning for commercial development.  This includes factory and office developments, through to small scale retail stores, as well as larger retail parks and hotels, amongst other projects.

Well planned, high quality design will not only increase the profile of a development and enrich the end users day to day experience, but also brings with it a distinct marketing advantage in a competitive environment.

Stephenson Halliday have a track record of delivering high profile developments in diverse settings including prestigious urban sites, areas with a derelict and abandoned industrial legacy, and also sensitive designated landscapes including National Parks.

Our planning team is highly experienced in negotiating edge and out of town retail and commercial developments, including application of the town centre first test and retail impact assessments, and is able to advise on the prospects of securing such planning permissions.

Our expertise supports clients in the context of planning and financial constraints to create a deliverable development which helps maximise economic returns.

Our key skills ensure client support during all aspects of the development process, including:

  • Development Plan representations;
  • Site appraisals;
  • Landscape masterplanning and detailed design;
  • Outline/Planning Permission in Principle and full planning applications;
  • Landscape and visual appraisal
  • Landscape contract administration


Lidl Regional Distribution Centre

Stephenson Halliday prepared a landscape and visual assessment for Lidl’s proposed Regional Distribution Centre at Eurocentral, near Holytown, North Lanarkshire.  The development comprises a...

Low Wood Bay, Windermere

Stephenson Halliday has worked closely with architects Mason Gillibrand in preparing a masterplan and detailed landscape concept proposals for the extension of the hotel...

Spar Health Centre & Shop

Stephenson Halliday prepared detailed landscape proposals for the health centre and convenience store site in Sedbergh. Set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park the...

Lakeland Ltd Distribution Centre

Stephenson Halliday has worked closely with architects Hanson Marston Mellor and engineers RG Parkins on the extension to the Kendal Distribution Centre.  Our involvement...

Alexandra Buildings – Lakeland Ltd

Stephenson Halliday prepared the detailed landscape proposals for the redevelopment of the Head Office incorporating the design of the external areas surrounding the shop,...