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Montagu Evans has a reputation as one of the UK’s leading specialist town planning and development consultancies.

We provide advice on development projects ranging from retail developments to complex urban regeneration schemes. Our strengths lie in exploring, not only the practical and strategic aspects of each project, but also its commercial potential, in guiding each scheme from concept to completion.

We have specialist planning teams in London and Edinburgh, including dedicated Cultural Heritage specialists so that we can provide comprehensive planning advice to those projects involving sensitive heritage assets. 

We provide a wide range of services of relevance to all developments.

Our specialisms include: 

  • Central London
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Energy and Renewable Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Higher and Further Education and Student Accommodation
  • Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure
  • Offices/Industrial
  • Regeneration
  • Residential
  • Town centre and out-of-town retail
Montagu Evans is a partnership which provides expert advice and an excellent quality of service for the UK’s leading developers. With our large planning team our clients can be assured of partner involvement with the right expertise throughout their project. Our strength in depth also means excellent support from knowledgeable and experienced staff at all levels and tasks completed within our client’s timescales.
Montagu Evans provides a unique mix of skills and experience to advise clients on a range of development opportunities. This is particularly relevant in a market where heritage issues and infrastructure contributions are of increasing importance in decision making. By drawing on the skills of our Agency, Investment and Professional Services colleagues, our Planning Department is able to offer comprehensive commercially oriented advice to clients.
As a result, Montagu Evans seeks innovative solutions to meet clients’ objectives and devises planning strategies drawn on extensive experience that not only meet out clients’ expectations but frequently exceeds them in terms of value added.  As a result, we have developed long-term relationships with many of our clients who we work with again and again.
We pride ourselves in the strong relationships we have forged with local authorities and key decision makers. Our expert knowledge and familiarity with the major players is central to the successful negotiation of planning permissions and the quality of advice we provide to our clients.

Providing advice on:
  • Affordable Housing and Viability
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Development Plan Monitoring and Representations
  • Expert Witness Work
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Heritage Advice
  • Land Assembly
  • Listed Building Consents
  • Mixed Use Schemes
  • Opportunity Analyses
  • Planning Applications & Appeals
  • Planning Inquiries and Expert Witness
  • Planning Policy Advice
  • Residential Development
  • Regeneration Services
  • Retail Impact Assessment
  • Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Town Centre Regeneration
  • Townscape Studies
  • Tall Buildings
  • ‘Toolkit’ Analysis

Julian Stephenson MRICS MRTPI

Partner, Head of Planning
  Email Julian
  020 7312 7537

Andrew Munnis MRICS MRTPI

Head of Scotland
  Email Andrew
  0131 221 2472

Meet The Team