Meet our Planning & Professional Team

Our Planning department is able to assist private and corporate landowners, land promoters and developers with the full range of planning services. This includes everything from advising on permissions that are likely to be granted to seeing applications for planning allocations and permissions through to a successful conclusion.

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Peter Cleveland

Partner, Head of Planning

Roger Russ

Professional Services Director

Ellie White

Senior Planner

Guy Peters

Chartered Surveyor and Valuer

Dawn Appleton



Our commercial department provides a range of services to occupiers, investors and developers of land and business space.

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All your planning and professional property services under one roof

If you’ve got a planning application or appeal pending, need to negotiate the complicated maze of permissions and agreements or if you have a strategic land, rural or conservation project that needs the support of a team of planning experts, Henry Adams can help.

Dealing with property valuations, surveys, leases, tax issues, commercial rates and legal property matters can also be a minefield of complexity and unknowns. Giving sound, practical advice and supporting it with a portfolio of tailored professional property services is precisely what we’re renowned for.

Take a look at the extensive services we offer in house, then talk to us about taking the hassle out of your planning or property project.

Professional planning services

  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Planning and development appraisals
  • Negotiation of permissions and S106 agreements
  • Representations on development plans
  • Strategic planning and development land promotion
  • Listed buildings and conservation
  • Rural planning

Professional property services

  • Mortgage valuations
  • RICS Homebuyer Report and valuation
  • Building surveys
  • Matrimonial/partnership dispute valuations
  • Probate/Inheritance Tax Act valuations
  • Capital Gains Tax valuations
  • Charities Act valuations
  • Leasehold extension/freehold enfranchisement valuations
  • Housing association valuations
  • Expert witness/court reports for litigation matters
  • Commercial valuations
  • Rent reviews and lease renewals
  • Commercial rating valuations
  • Submissions to mediation/arbitration hearings and associated court proceedings

"The Henry Adams Development and Land Team, have always acted with complete professionalism and integrity. By creating excellent working relationships with all parties involved in each land transaction the Henry Adams team enables open communication to take place when the inevitable unforeseen twists and turns of the planning system occur. As a result of this the transactions I have been involved in have either already reached successful outcomes for all parties or are heading in that direction."

Katherine Child, Development Partner | Bargate Homes Ltd

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