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Barton Willmore is the UK's leading independent planning and design consultancy. From our 13 offices nationwide, we combine national influence with local knowledge to offer our clients the very best advice. Our Newcastle office has been open for five years, building on our work in the North East for the last decade.
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Lichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK. Its specialists deliver insight, innovation and advice to create great places for future generations.
It has ofﬁces in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Thames Valley. It offers a broad range of planning services including economics, heritage, sustainability, and urban design. Its clients include local authorities and government bodies, as well as developers, landowners and operators in the housing, retail, leisure, commercial, and infrastructure sectors.
Providing excellence in Planning for over 50 years, Kings Chambers has produced some of the leading practitioners in the field of Planning. We offer a diverse range of planning expertise – acting for developers, landowners, central government, local authorities and action groups. Areas covered include: infrastructure, housing, retail, energy, village greens and environmental matters. Kings Chambers is committed to the provision of high quality specialist legal services through barristers with the highest reputation for advocacy and knowledge. We are a large specialist set practising from Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, and we are ranked by the legal directories as one of the country's leading sets of chambers