Peter Rainier

Principal Director of Planning

Planning

Expert on residential and commercial development planning applications and appeals, advising on commercial waste applications and heritage matters.

Peter is Principal Director of Planning at DMH Stallard. He leads a team of planners in the region. The team is highly regarded and has an enviable track record of success in delivering complex major development and regeneration projects both for public and private sector clients. The renowned planning, environmental, property and development lawyers at DMH Stallard provide a unique multi-disciplinary approach.

Peter has more than 30 years’ planning experience in both the public and private sectors. He provides advice on a wide range of major residential, commercial and waste applications and appeals. These include infrastructure and planning gain aspects as well as enforcement and heritage matters. He is also experienced in the promotion of residential, commercial and leisure allocations through the Development Plan. He has considerable experience as an expert witness at Planning Inquiries for both Public and Private sector clients.

Peter is a Planning Advisory Service accredited contractor. PAS is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Work highlights

LONG-TERM PLANNING ADVICE FOR BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION FC

Peter has provided planning advice to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club for over 20 years which has included the development of the Amex Stadium and Training Facility at Lancing.


SOUTH COAST RESIDENTIAL AND RETAIL PROJECT ADVISORY

Advising on a major residential (Cala) and retail (IKEA) proposal on the South Coast.


MAJOR HOUSEBUILDER COUNSELING

Advised several major housebuilders including Crest Nicholson, Gleeson and Rydon.


DIVERSE RESIDENTIAL AND MIXED-USE SCHEME ADVISORY

Recently advised clients on significant brownfield residential schemes (Brighton and Crawley), a major mixed use urban expansion (Horsham), and various smaller change of use and residential schemes in Conservation Areas and the South Downs National Park.


Memberships and Associations

Board Member of the Crawley Town Centre Partnership

Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Recent articles

Events

Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Brighton, June 2024

Network with colleagues in the field over bacon rolls before hearing the latest news from our team.

15/05/2024

Events

Property and Planning breakfast seminar, Crawley, June 2024

Join our expert Real Estate and Planning teams in Crawley  as we bring you the latest updates in Property law and answer your questions.

14/05/2024

Media spotlight

New planning permission for Horsham FC

Peter Rainier and Daniel Frisby consult on new improvements at Horsham Football Club, as reported in the Sussex Express

Peter Rainier

14/09/2022

Media spotlight

How is the current planning system struggling?

Peter Rainier writes for The Developer as he gives his opinion on why the current planning system seems to be falling apart

Peter Rainier

31/05/2022