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.
Blandy & Blandy is ranked among the UK's top 20 Planning Law firms in Planning magazine’s 2023 Planning Law Survey and is consistently recognised as a top tier firm in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Partner and team head Karen Jones has also been individually recommended in both guides, with the latter naming her a 'leading individual' in the field, and she is featured in Planning magazine's list of the country's highest rated planning solicitors, in joint 13th place. In the past six years we have been named as a finalist in the ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ category at the Thames Valley Property Awards three times (2017, 2018 and 2023), winning in 2017. Recently, we were also named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2023 Insider South East Property Awards and shortlisted in the 'Best Law Firm' category at the 2023 Royal Berkshire Property Awards.