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Our sponsors are extremely important to us in delivering the Wales Planning Conference and we are very grateful to Savills and FTB for their generous support.


Savills is the largest planning consultancy in the UK with a team of 325, deployed across 16 offices. This scale of resource allows unrivalled geographic coverage, involvement in all sectors and industry-leading specialists in economics, heritage, housing, sports, energy, education, infrastructure and business space.

The Savills Cardiff Planning team is the natural choice for complex and challenging proposals.   

Current and recent work includes delivering high quality new housing at the award winning Glan Llyn development in Newport, advising on the repurposing strategy for Festival Park, securing approval for the largest solar scheme in Wales at Llanwern, securing outline and detailed approvals for the new Copr Bay Arena development in Swansea, delivering major new development in Cardiff Bay at the Sports Village and Mermaid Quay sites, promoting significant strategic residential sites in many LDPs in South Wales, advising on a number of data centre campuses along the M4 corridor, advising on major new sports stadia facilities across the UK including Wrexham FC, and providing ongoing planning and EIA advise on a major new commercial development.  

The Planning team works seamlessly as part of a multi-disciplinary Cardiff office which is the largest property services company in Wales with a team of 90.


FTB is a barristers’ chambers with a leading reputation for planning, environment, infrastructure, licensing, compulsory purchase and land valuation, rating, local government, ecclesiastical and religious liberty, regulatory crime and associated aspects of EU law.

Chambers has a reputation for excellence in planning and related areas of law and is consistently featured in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for our expertise and leading role in the field.

We are instructed by both the private and the public sectors. Whilst our private clients include many of the country's largest commercial operators, Chambers is also respected for its work on behalf of community and interest groups, small businesses and individuals. 
Our work in the public sector is for local government and for other public bodies.

Chambers undertakes work in all areas of planning law, appearing at: 

  • Planning and enforcement appeal inquiries
  • Development plan inquiries
  • Examinations in public and in the law courts when challenges are made to administrative decisions

Members are regularly instructed in relation to a broad spectrum of schemes including: