With increasingly complex planning controls and policy guidance, the need for specialist planning advice has never been greater. Obtaining planning permission can increase the value of land and buildings significantly and it is important to obtain the right advice at the right time.

Our specialist planning department provides professional planning services for individuals and companies alike and can provide advice throughout the planning process, including feasibility studies and representations on development plans, assisting in the process of making planning applications and appeals.

In conjunction with our specialist development and valuation surveyors, we can consider the optimum use of land in terms of its planning potential, market demand and end value.

Our knowledgeable and experienced agents are best placed to advise you throughout the entire process, from identifying the sites that appeal to your needs and comprehensive planning project management through to sale by tender, private sale and sale by conditional planning.

With the capability to produce indicative designs and layouts and using sophisticated development appraisal software, we can quickly evaluate a range of development options. In-depth knowledge of occupier demand, rental and sale values and investment yields acquired from our agency activities ensure that this service is backed up by detailed information. We consider this service invaluable to both landowners and developers alike.

With our team working alongside your requirements, we can provide expert market knowledge to ensure any decisions are well-informed regarding market potential and necessary regulations.


  • Pre-application enquiries

  • Development appraisals

  • Submission of planning applications

  • Planning appeals Certificates of Lawfulness

  • Enforcement appeals

  • Development briefs

  • Third-party representations

  • Presentations and objections

  • Option agreements

  • Indicative layouts

  • Planning research

  • Residential land sale

  • Planning project management

Working alongside our planning department, we can identify the strongest potential for reward while advising on strategic methods of limited risks and loss and reducing cost where possible. With our extensive expertise across a variety of developments, we can provide in-depth advice on the issues and regulations that can have an effect on land and planning opportunities. In addition to supporting investment trends that may influence requests for planning permission or land sale.

The Barker Storey Matthews team is here to provide support and guidance from purchase to sale, advising on opportunities and assisting through difficult negotiations. Including our experience in offering expert advice for negotiating easements and where access is required over or under private land. Our well-established network facilitates us to provide the best deals according to client needs and supports our expert reputation in the delivery of planning and residential land sales.

Get in touch with our team of agents today and learn about how we can support your development planning process or advise on the best location for your residential land investment. Whether you are looking for land to develop in Peterborough or planning permission in Cambridge, Barker Storey Matthews are here to help with the purchase, management and sale of your residential land.