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Small Planning Consultancy of the Year

Laister Planning Ltd

Drawing on their unparalleled knowledge of UK planning law, precedents and authorities, Laister’s meticulous consultancy service, navigates the exacting regulatory landscape with creativity and aplomb. Liaising and negotiating with third party stakeholders and experts, their process is one of politics, pragmatism, and ingenuity.

From theme parks and visitor attractions to holiday and caravan sites, whether rural, coastal, or urban, they partner closely with every client delivering on their ambitions. Whether looking to develop new projects, expand existing ones or increase land values for resale, Laister advises clients on every step of the planning process to get the green light.


Lee Evans Partnership LLP

Lee Evans Partnership LLP (‘LEP’) is a forward-looking and progressive multi-disciplinary practice working across London and the South-East.

The Planning Team comprises four professionals, with a wider complement of colleagues in architecture, interior design, and heritage consultancy.

The specialist Planning team all have one thing in common – the desire to work collaboratively with clients, stakeholders, and others to achieve outcomes they can all be proud of. Every person’s role and opinions are just as important as the next, and they offer the team an open and friendly working environment where they can all thrive together.


WWA is a multi-disciplinary practice dedicated to creating exceptional people-centric places that respect our environment. WWA’s interdisciplinary team provides outstanding client-focused services embracing the natural crossover between built environment disciplines and consistently delivering high-quality projects on time and within budget. WWA’s research-led approach underpins its design philosophy, ensuring that its projects are based on the most recent industry thinking. From multi-acre mixed-use development sites to smaller, more personal projects, WWA has experience navigating the complex UK planning system and championing their clients’ cause. WWA provides architecture, planning, and urban design services, with specialists in low-energy design, ecology, heritage, and arboriculture.


ONH is a social enterprise planning and design consultancy serving community clients and development partners in cities, suburbs, towns and villages.

It provides communities with a neighbourhood planning service – an ONH record of 18 plans were made in 2023 – and professional advocacy in making representations on planning authority documents and participating at examination hearings.

ONH provides communities and SME builder partners with a range of development management support services. It makes representations for communities on planning applications and acts as an expert witness at appeal inquiries. It also brings communities and builders together to deliver homes and infrastructure.