Retail And Leisure Team

The team provides the specialist planning advice to clients who specifically seek to develop or use land and buildings for:

  • Out of town retail and restaurant and indoor leisure uses.
  • Town centre retail and restaurant uses
  • Indoor leisure operators.
  • Hotels and or conference centres.


Our retail and leisure team undertake on behalf of our retail and leisure clients the following core planning services:

  • Planning assessments of the prospects of obtaining planning permission for retail and leisure use(s).
  • Advising on the planning strategy to maximise the prospects of obtaining the sought planning permission.
  • Undertaking sequential and impact test assessments for retail, leisure and other "town centre uses" that are proposed outside town centres.
  • Varying planning conditions to enable the occupation of a unit for a specific operator.
  • Negotiating planning permission for corporate signage and shop fronts.
  • Negotiating planning permission for new development, including the associated planning agreements.
  • Acting as the expert witnesses at planning appeals.

Key Clients

Tesco / Marks and Spencer / Waitrose / Costco / Ikea / Toys R Us / Boots / Next / Land Securities / Augur Buchler


Our specialist Retail and Leisure Team is headed by Malcolm Honour Director
020 7832 1468
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