Welcome to Marrons Planning. We advise on all planning matters - from co-ordinating major teams dealing with large and complex development proposals, to small scale development on infill sites.

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Our work takes us to every corner of the country, with varied and vibrant sectors and individuals

This includes everyone from housebuilders and developers, land and property promoters, agents and owners; to retailers, local authorities and private landowners.

Whether you need advice on preparing and submitting a planning application, promoting development sites through the local plan process, or representation at planning appeals – we’re passionate about helping you to achieve your strategic and commercial goals.

What We Do

Here at Marrons Planning, we are a trusted partner for preparing all types of planning matters. From creating a Neighbourhood Plan, to supporting you through preparing, filing and contesting a planning application, our services are multi-faceted and can be tailored to both large and small scale developments.

Whatever your interest in land, we can support your goals – from identifying potential worth of land via land promotion or delving into the history and heritage of a particular site.

Our expert team are also highly experienced in engaging with the local community for your planning application. We can represent you at public enquiries, neighbourhood meetings and consultations, and offer local council representation.

We act for major house builders and developers, land promoters, land and property owners, household retailers, local authorities and private individuals across the United Kingdom. Marrons Planning is also part of Shakespeare Martineau. We are unique in working closely with our legal planning colleagues to provide a comprehensive service that delivers expert and carefully considered advice to development projects efficiently and cost-effectively.

"We believe that our clients deserve to make big returns on their investments - we’re well known for providing planning advice that helps inform our clients’ decision making process, driving projects forward and using our close working relationships with Local Planning Authorities to help unlock strategic sites"

Why work with Marrons Planning?

A unique 'one stop shop'

We combine legal, planning and design expertise all in one place.

Five chartered royal town institute professionals

Giving you access to highly experienced professionals. We combine detailed planning with a true understanding of the bigger picture, helping you get the most out of your land.

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Our Planning Projects


Planning permission for Grade II listed building

The team acted for UCR Construction & Development Ltd in securing full planning permission and listed buildings consent for the conversion of a Grade II Listed Building.


Securing planning permission for Larkfleet homes


Strategic planning for Leicester City waterside regeneration

Marrons Planning provided strategic planning advice for and co-ordinated the multi-disciplinary team on behalf of Charles Street Buildings Group for a £60million major mixed-use development in Leicester’s Waterside area (Great Central Square).


Regeneration project for Orbit Homes


Secured planning permission for care home


Planning permission for M1 access J20

How Marrons Planning can help you

Whether you need advice on preparing and submitting a planning application, promoting development sites through the local plan process, or representation at planning appeals – we’re passionate about helping you to achieve your strategic and commercial goals.

Our long-standing history and enviable track record means that there are very few scenarios that we haven't come across before - Our team of planning consultants will use their knowledge of the issues that affect your business to help you achieve your aims.

Through our unique combination of urban design, town planning and legal experts, we offer a one stop shop for your requirements – taking you through every stage and reducing the need for external consultants. We co-ordinate the entire process for you, reducing cost and unnecessary delays.

Our Planning Services

Site Appraisals

Whether you are looking at minor extensions to dwellings, or securing a local allocation within a Neighbourhood Plan, our experienced team can help.

Local Plan Representations

Helping you appraise the obstacles, opportunities and risks surrounding a property or land redevelopment.

Neighbourhood Planning

We can support plans within a community and help you to develop a Neighbourhood Plan to harness the power of the collective.

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Planning Applications

Planning Applications are often complex and hard to understand. We can help you make sense of every detail.

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Planning Appeals

When appealing a planning permission, there’s a number of things you need to know that we can advise on that we can advise on.

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Development Strategy

Any land development needs a clearly articulated strategy. We’ll help you plan to precision, covering the major aspects of planning.

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Planning Enforcement

If faced with a planning enforcement notice or investigation, we can support land and property owners to resolve disputes efficiently and with as little damage as possible.

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Strategic Land Promotion

We’ll help you Identify the potential worth of your land and obtain all necessary planning permissions.

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Public Inquiries

A public inquiry is an adversarial forum similar to a court of law that anyone can attend. If your planning and development project falls under public enquiry, we can support you to present your case.

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Community Engagement

Offering support and advice when engaging your local community in planning related matters and development opportunities.

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Heritage Advice

When it comes to planning history, we can offer expert led insight into land ownership and the heritage of land development.

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Our Latest News & Updates

Biodiversity Net Gain – opportunities for landowners, obligations for developers

13 December 2021

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Expert chartered town planner further strengthens Midlands consultancy

18 November 2021

With more than 18 years’ experience working in local government, chartered town planner Kevin Exley has joined Marrons Planning – bolstering and expanding the leading Midlands consultancy’s strategic planning offering.

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Launching socio-economics service with new director hire

2 November 2021

Socio-economics and research expert Simon Macklen has joined Marrons Planning as director of economics – expanding the leading Midlands planning consultancy’s portfolio of services.

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Setting our sights on B Corp Status

6 October 2021

Organisations with certified B Corp status are legally required to consider the impact of business decisions on their people, customers, suppliers, communities, and the environment; ensuring a balance between purpose, people, and profit. The benchmarks in order to achieve accreditation are incredibly high and Ampa, the group that includes Shakespeare Martineau, Lime Solicitors, and Marrons, will be one of the first UK legal service providers to be accredited.

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Marrons Planning launches urban design with new associate director hire

19 August 2021

Midlands planning consultancy Marrons Planning has extended its portfolio of services with the appointment of architect and urban design expert Alex Craggs.

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