Gaining planning consent for energy developments in the UK is challenging. Stephenson Halliday will guide you through the planning process from inception to delivery.  We provide and manage specialist teams tailored to your individual project, or are equally happy integrating our specific services into an existing team. Our expertise spans all phases of the development life cycle, including:

  • Initial feasibility work and design advice
  • Community engagement
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Negotiating with planning authorities, consultees and stakeholders
  • Preparation of the document suite to support a planning application
  • Expert Witness
  • Post consent work

Our Visualisation team provides high quality photomontages, 3-D modelling and animated fly through models to assist in communicating with key audiences. Our Landscape team provides design and assessment to support all types of energy applications.

Stephenson Halliday brings a depth of experience across this sector ranging from commercial and community wind farms, single turbines, solar parks, hydro-electric schemes, fossil fuels and the nuclear industry.


Wind Farms

Having been involved with more than 140 wind farm projects of various scales spanning over 20 years, we offer our clients a wealth of...

Tidal & Offshore

Stephenson Halliday can offer planning and landscape services associated with offshore and marine renewables sectors. Our team can provide full range of planning and...

Small/Medium Scale Wind

The Feed in Tariff scheme (FiTs) is a Government incentive whereby individuals are paid for the electricity they generate, even if it is used...

Hydro Electric

Hydro is well established sector with a quick turnaround from site finding to consent and implementation. We provide a range of landscape and planning...

Transmission Lines

Stephenson Halliday offer expertise in the planning and LVIA of High Voltage transmission lines.  Our past experience includes detailed route selection studies for the...


Solar is a rapidly expanding sector across the UK with a quick turnaround from site finding to consent and implementation. We provide a range...