Emery Planning works for a wide variety of clients across a broad range of sectors. Take a closer look at our specialist experience in each area.

Housing Development

  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Land supply analysis
  • Strategic advice
  • Development plan representations
  • Housing developments
  • Affordable housing
  • Planning statements
  • Sustainability appraisals
  • Development briefs
  • Multiple occupation

Leisure & Tourism

  • Major leisure developments
  • Hotels/guest houses
  • Self-catering accommodation
  • Conference centres
  • Public houses/restaurants
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Golf courses/driving ranges
  • Casinos
  • Health and fitness
  • Marinas
  • Football stadia


  • Employment land analysis
  • Strategic commercial developments
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Change of use
  • Offices


  • Advising on development potential
  • Extensions/alterations
  • Permitted development
  • Certificate of Lawful Development
  • Change of use
  • Replacement dwelling


Public Sector

  • Audits of retail planning applications including Aldi and Lidl foodstore proposals
  • Retail & commercial leisure studies for LPAs to inform Local Plan preparation
  • Advising LPAs on Article 4 Directions
  • Town centre masterplans
  • Advising LPAs on re-developing retail within town centres

Private Sector

  • Retail impact assessments
  • Sequential analysis
  • Health check assessments
  • Retail parks / warehousing
  • Commercial leisure
  • Supermarkets and convenience foodstores
  • Showrooms
  • Repurposing retail to other uses
  • Advising housebuilders on the scale of retail within major residential developments

Listed Buildings & Conservation

  • Redevelopment
  • Change of use
  • Demolition/renovation
  • Extensions/alterations
  • Heritage assessments

Education & Healthcare

  • Schools
  • Care homes
  • Care villages
  • Private hospitals
  • Medical centres
  • Childcare facilities
  • Play centres

Green Belt & Countryside

  • Redevelopment of brownfield land
  • Major redevelopment
  • Green Belt release
  • Replacement buildings
  • Infill development
  • Barn conversions
  • Equestrian
  • Agricultural workers conditions
  • Rural business

Water Infrastructure

  • Advising major water companies including United Utilities and Yorkshire Water
  • Planning advice / advice on permitted development rights
  • Planning appraisals
  • Pre-application advice
  • Project managing co-consultants
  • Environmental planning reports
  • Liaising with LPAs
  • Planning committee
  • Other environmental related consents


Planning Services

We provide a full range of planning services tailored to our clients’ needs.

We specialise in dealing with the whole application process from pre-application advice through to post-decision discharge of conditions, whether the permission has been secured by application or appeal.

Please contact us to discuss your individual case and one of our consultants will be happy to provide honest and professional advice.

Planning Applications
There are a number of statements which may be necessary for your planning application. Emery Planning can prepare, co-ordinate and contribute to a wide range of these statements. Examples are outlined below.
Statements relating to planning applications include:
  • Planning
  • Design and Access
  • Sustainability Appraisals
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Statement of Community Involvement/Public Consultation
  • Travel Plan
  • Retail Impact Assessment
  • Affordable Housing Statement
  • Heritage Statement
Planning Appeals
We undertake appeals for all types of development and advise on the most appropriate procedure and prospects of success. We have direct access to barristers and experience in co-ordinating appeal teams.

We have substantial experience in providing expert evidence at hearings and inquiries with an excellent record of success. Our close and long established working relationship with a range of chambers and counsel across the country enables cases to be tailored to the client and effectively presented.

We deal with:

  • Refusals of planning permission
  • Refusals of listed building consent
  • Refusals of conservation area consent
  • Enforcement appeals
  • Negative certificates of lawfulness
  • Failure to determine applications within the required periods
  • Called-in applications
  • Compulsory purchase matters
Environmental Impact Statements (EIA)
EIA is the process by which the anticipated effects on the environment of a proposed development or project are measured. As a multi-phased procedure, it aims to identify and develop mitigation measures where necessary.
We screen development to assess if an EIA is required, prepare the scoping report that identifies the topics to be covered by the EIA, prepare the format for topic reports, co-ordinate the preparation of the environmental statement, and prepare the non-technical summary. Emery Planning is a Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, the home of environmental and sustainability professionals from around the globe.
Community Involvement
We are experienced in advising on the need for public consultations which can be a prerequisite for some planning applications. The level of detail may vary from a mailshot to the local community to the creation of a dedicated website and co-ordinating a public consultation event.
Planning Appraisals
We prepare planning appraisals to set out both current and future development potential, providing realistic and honest advice on the prospects of obtaining planning permission. In doing so, we will set out a pragmatic strategy for securing consent.
Development Promotion
We monitor development plans and specific policies within them and specialise in promoting sites through the development plan process. This can take the form of preparing representations to development plans and/or presenting expert evidence at development plan public examinations.