Planning Consultancy

What our chartered planners do

What they say

"DMH Stallard were, as always, very good. Their knowledge and understanding of planning is excellent and they worked well as part of the team involved in this project"

Planning client

DMH Stallard’s planning consultancy is one of the largest teams of chartered planners within a law firm anywhere in England, and in its own right one of the leading planning consultancies in the South East region.

We have an excellent reputation for the delivery of development projects and an exceptional understanding of the planning issues which face developers.

Our track record speaks for itself, having successfully project-managed and delivered a host of major residential and commercial development and regeneration schemes such as the new Brighton & Hove Albion Football Stadium and the Brighton Jubilee Library and Square.

Our specialist planning consultancy services include:

  • Planning appraisals

  • Development plan promotion

  • Development briefs

  • Pre-application negotiation and PR

  • Planning applications

  • Environmental impact assessment

  • Project management

  • Planning appeals

  • Public inquiry and expert witness work

We have particular specialisms in house building, waste and renewables, infrastructure, retail, leisure, education, public sector, heritage and listed buildings.

How our chartered planners work

We work closely with our clients on their projects and offer the complete planning service.

We are different to other planning consultancies as we can draw on ‘in-house’ support from DMH Stallard’s large team of specialist planning and environmental lawyers.

As such we can offer a genuine and integrated ‘one stop shop’ for clients, from scheme conception to completion including preparation of all necessary legal agreements, and on matters such as enforcement where value is added through the input of our legal team.

Click to read more about our full range of planning and environmental services.

How we've helped

DMH Stallard has advised the University of Sussex on a number of successful expansion projects. We successfully enlarged the boundaries of the university and then persuaded Brighton & Hove City Council to include a new policy which places a presumption in favour of university developments. We gained planning permission for two substantial three-storey blocks providing residential accommodation for 250 students  and for a three-storey medical school which is linked to other medical facilities being developed on the University of Brighton campus and the Royal Sussex County Hospital. We also secured planning permission for 798 units of student accommodation at the northern extremity of the campus.


  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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