Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

“More than holds its own against City planning teams.”

The Legal 500

For Your Business

Planning & Environmental Law Solicitors

One of the largest teams of dedicated planning & Environmental law solicitors in Reading and the Thames Valley, Planning magazine has ranked us among the top 25 planning law firms nationally. We pride ourselves on providing an unrivalled service in these specialist areas, approaching often complex and strategically important projects with flair and imagination.

Our Expertise

Land and property are often among the greatest assets of any individual or business. Maximising potential, while minimising any liability and retaining flexibility, is key. Keeping ahead of changes impacting upon planning, infrastructure and environmental matters is essential in order to achieve this.

We advise in relation to development sites ranging in size from under ten properties to more than 2,000 homes, with associated infrastructure and amenities, we provide an end to end service for both landowners and property developers. We are also regularly instructed by clients including, charities, education providers, property investors, financiers, businesses of all shapes and sizes and private individuals on a wide range of planning and environmental matters.

Clients benefit from our established relationships and experience in working with other professional advisers and from our detailed understanding of the region.  The team have also acted for and worked within local authorities, so we have a firm insight into how they operate and make decisions.

We continue to advise in relation to some of the most strategically important projects in the region, having been involved in high profile sites such as Green Park, M4 Junction 11, Reading Station, Thames Valley Science Park, Didcot and Shinfield Strategic Development housing locations and major mixed use developments across the region.

As well as placing us among the UK's top 25 Planning law firms, Planning magazine’s 2019 Planning Law Survey has acknowledged partner and team head Karen Jones as one of the top 20 planning law solicitors in the UK. We are also highly recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Blandy & Blandy LLP was named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards, and as a finalist again in 2018, when partner Simon Dimmick received the 'Outstanding Contribution' award.

What We Can Help You With

  • Certificates of Lawfulness and Permitted Development Rights
  • Commercial property
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs)
  • Development land & its potential
  • Deeds of release & variation
  • Enforcement appeals & prosecutions
  • Environmental issues
  • Highways & rights of way
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Judicial review & High Court challenges
  • Listed buildings & conservation areas
  • Planning applications, appeals & objections
  • Planning obligations & agreements
  • Property disputes
  • Residential property
  • Strategic planning advice
  • Town & Village Greens
  • Tree preservation orders
  • Venue licensing
  • Waste & minerals

Looking for expert legal advice?

Meet the Team

For expert legal advice call our Planning & Environmental Law team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

Simon Dimmick

Simon Dimmick

Partner, Planning & Environmental Law

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Karen Jones

Karen Jones

Partner, Planning & Environmental Law

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Victoria Charlesson

Victoria Charlesson

Associate Solicitor, Planning & Environmental Law

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Kayleigh Chapman

Kayleigh Chapman

Solicitor, Planning & Environmental Law

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Sophie Stone

Sophie Stone

Legal Assistant, Planning & Environmental Law

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are ranked among the UK's top 20 Planning law firms and widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of solicitors advising on Planning & Environmental law matters, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to our clients’ needs and aims, we are committed to providing you with clear, practical, commercially focused and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Highly experienced in acting for landowners, large and small; local and national developers, waste management companies, education providers and a wide range of businesses, you can trust in our significant expertise and experience.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ADVISERS

Our established relationships and experience in working with lenders and other leading firms, including agents, surveyors and other solicitors, can help to minimise the likelihood and impact of any unforeseen issues or costly delays.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

We provide a comprehensive range of legal services to organisations, business owners and management teams, allowing you to manage both your private and commercial needs more effectively using a single law firm.

Who we work with

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“Blandy & Blandy LLP fields a proactive, professional team of environmental law specialists.”

The Legal 500

“Blandy & Blandy has provided R Collard Limited with legal advice for over 12 years, supporting the growth of our company. They are a valued partner, understand our business needs and provide us with the right legal support, when needed.”

Robert Collard, Managing Director, R Collard Limited

“I would recommend the firm to others within the house building and development sector given the strength in depth of solicitors operating within the practice.”

Simon Breen, Senior Land Director, Bloor Homes Limited

“Blandy’s have acted for us over a number of years on a diverse range of issues. We have found them to be clear, expert , well-resourced and approachable in their advice. ”

Frank Fogarty, Director, Cove Construction Limited

“We have relied on Blandy & Blandy’s expertise for a number of years, and I have the utmost confidence in them as being one of the best in what they do. The team take the time to understand our business needs and provide clear, user-friendly advice on even the most complex or business critical situations.”

Neil Murray, Managing Director, Certikin International

“The Abbey is grateful for the continued support of Blandy & Blandy for professional services in particular relating to employment, property and planning law. We would be happy to recommend them to others.”

Nadine Doble, Bursar, The Abbey School

Awards & Accreditations

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, Chambers UK

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

UK Top 25 Planning Law Firm, Planning Magazine 2019

UK Top 25 Planning Law Firm, Planning Magazine 2019

'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2017

'Outstanding Contribution', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

'Outstanding Contribution', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

Finalist, 'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

Finalist, 'Property Law Firm of the Year', Thames Valley Property Awards 2018

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Kayleigh Chapman

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Jane Gunnell

Jane Gunnell

Partner, Commercial Property Law

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David Lamont

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The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 (as amended)  (“Habitats Regulations”) Explained
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Kayleigh Chapman

Solicitor, Planning & Environmental Law

Permitted Development Rights - Some of the Conditions and Limitations Explained
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Kayleigh Chapman

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David Lamont

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