Navigating the planning system can be complex and challenging, which is why we know getting expert advice can make all the difference. Gaining planning permission is an integral part of developing a site and increasing the value of land and it is therefore crucial to have the right team to achieve these goals.

Our team of Chartered Town Planning Consultants, who are Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute, help landowners, homeowners, and businesses across the eastern region to achieve their development goals.  With offices in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Essex our planning consultants cover the whole of East Anglia, including Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, London and beyond.

Our consultants have a wealth of experience covering a range of planning matters, including schemes for residential development, commercial development (such as changes of use), and agricultural development. We can guide you and your development project through all aspects of the planning process, including feasibility advice, applications, heritage appraisals, appeals and strategic land promotion.

Our Planners have built up a range of trusted local contacts to enable them to assemble a team of experts, including architects, ecologists, flood risk consultants, landscape designers, acoustic consultants, highway consultants and more, to maximise your chances of success and achieve your development ambitions.

Our team offers a professional approach with integrity and honesty at its heart to ensure that the advice and service you receive is of the highest standard.

Planning Consultancy Services


The Brooks Leney planning team can project manage the planning application process for you, from conception to determination.


When your development proposal does not go the way you planned we can review your case and prepare an Appeal on your behalf.


Brooks Leney can advise on any proposals involving built heritage and prepare statements to support applications involving listed buildings and their settings.


Not all development proposals are appropriate or acceptable.  If you feel you will be negatively impacted by a proposal Brooks Leney can help by preparing an objection.

Strategic Site Promotion

Brooks Leney advises landowners on how to engage with the Development Plan process to promote strategic development sites across the East of England.

Rural Property and Business Services

AMC Finance

Providing tailored finance through AMC, Brooks Leney can assist in finding competitive agricultural loans.

Contract Farming & Tenancies

Offering advice on all types of farming arrangements, Brooks Leney advise on the best arrangements to suit your needs.

Disputes and Expert Witness

When the desire to reach a settlement by negotiation fails, our team can work with you to help reach a solution.


Business opportunities are key to a successful business. At Brooks Leney we can advise on projects from concept to completion.

Energy Projects

Energy projects and installations ranging from solar parks to wind farms to standby electricity storage generators.


Brooks Leney is keeping abreast of all changes to Environmental Schemes and can advise on the opportunities that may be available and their impact on rural businesses.

Planning and Development

Identifying the best sites for development, Brooks Leney will work with you throughout the Local Plan process.

Post Brexit

The Brooks Leney team are aware of the opportunities the new policies will provide after Brexit and we can advise you on how these can be of benefit to you and your business and your family.

Property Management

Our experienced team can provide a bespoke management service for all types of rural property, including estates and land.

Property Purchase

Our bespoke property purchase service will guide you through the process of finding and buying a property.

Property Sales

Our experienced team can advise clients on the best way to sell their property while achieving the best results.

Roads, Pipelines and Cables

From acquiring land for a new road or railway, the installation of new pipe or overhead cables, we can assist.

Rural Payments Schemes

We can advise of the latest requirements for Basic Payment, environmental, and other grant schemes.

Succession and Tax Planning

Understanding the needs of each generation, our experienced team can advise on succession and tax planning.

Telecom Masts

Brooks Leney can advise you on all matters relating to the telecommunications industry and the opportunities it can present.


At Brooks Leney we provide valuations for many purposes, including bank lending, capital tax planning, insurance and more.