Property Development & Planning

Property Development & Planning

Commercial development is a complex process and a range of skills is required to ensure a project is delivered effectively, whether large or small. Our experts advise on all legal aspects of the development process. Our advice encompasses the acquisition of development sites, through the planning and construction process to the sale of the final product.

Development issues are frequently encountered when new or recently constructed buildings are acquired, and also when properties are altered to make them fit for a different use. In these scenarios, we deal with the underlying legal concerns, enabling you to focus on what is important – running your business.

Our expertise covers title issues, including – easements and restrictive covenants; planning and infrastructure agreements; building contracts; professional appointments; and warranties and development agreements; as well as the funding of the project.

We provide practical, commercial and cost-effective advice to our clients, allowing them to achieve their goals.


Sherrards’ planning team advise both the public and private sectors, and handle many major commercial developments, such as the development of the 32,000 capacity Milton Keynes Stadium; an energy waste project in Wales; a sustainable urban extension scheme in Buckinghamshire; and a substantial retirement village.

We assist our clients through the whole planning process, starting with the assessment of the potential development, through to investigating planning title, advising on applications and planning conditions and supporting planning obligations, including those concerning listed buildings and conservation areas.

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