We are used to assembling and managing development teams to achieve client objectives.

Our skill set is broad encompassing residential, commercial, leisure (including stadia), retail, health and care uses, normally for larger scale schemes. We also deal with agricultural uses, renewable energy matters and farm diversification issues.


Our specific services include

  • Project co-ordination and lead consultants
  • Pre-purchase assessment and advice
  • Site appraisals
  • Planning strategy formulation
  • Strategic site promotion / local plan representation
  • Portfolio review and assessment of development options
  • Assessment of development opportunities on a regional, district or settlement focus
  • Planning application preparation and submission
  • Negotiation of planning (S106) agreements and CIL advice
  • Consultation and engagement with communities
  • Land supply assessments
  • Sustainability appraisal
  • Illustrative layouts
  • Design & Access Statements
  • Landscape Impact Assessment
  • Scheme designs
  • Environmental statements (screening, scoping and production thereof)
  • Habitat regulation (appropriate assessment) statements
  • Expert witness at public inquiries and tribunals
  • Planning appeals by all methods
  • Direct instruction of Counsel
  • Viability appraisal
  • Witness statements for financial review


"I have been pleased with the personal service and expert advice which we have received from PCL Planning, as well as their willingness to work as part of a larger team of consultants for major projects which we have undertaken. They have been equally effective when working on smaller projects and in my view provide excellent planning advice coupled with an appreciation of the commercial reality of undertaking development."

Tim Smith - Commercial Property Manager
FWS Carter & Sons Ltd