Our specialist Planning and Environment team acts for landowners and developers, architects, planning consultants, and other professionals involved in development, and for businesses and organisations looking to take on premises and needing planning advice.

We offer specialist advice on Town and Country Planning and other legislation and guidance relating to development and can submit applications or appeals or objections to proposed development in robust planning terms.

Our team has over 40 years experience in both the public sector and private practice.

We can help you

  • Apply for planning permission
  • Appeal against a planning refusal or an enforcement notice
  • Object to a proposed development
  • Enter into a “Section 106” planning obligation
  • Challenge a decision of the local authority or a Planning Inspector
  • With liabilities relating to a Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Apply for a highway stopping up or diversion order
  • Apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness
  • With Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • With permission for a development of land or change of use
  • With legal representation in proceedings brought by local authorities, the water authority or Environment Agency


Leenamari Aantaa-Collier - Planning Lawyer - The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors
Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

Partner, Planning

Ian Williamson
Ian Williamson

Consultant Planning Lawyer

Tim Coplestone
Tim Coplestone

Partner, Real Estate

What our clients say

  • God has sent you to us!

    - Thomas Aderounmu, Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (The Fountain) (upon obtaining planning permission for conversion to a church of premises on a site reserved in the development plan for industry, which had previously been refused)

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

23rd March 2020

To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and the wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.


Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible, but in-line with government advice our offices are now closed for face-to-face meetings and all staff are now working from home until further notice.

If you have an appointment scheduled your legal advisor will be in touch shortly to discuss your options, if they haven’t done so already.


Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.


If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.


If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk, or contact your normal point of contact.


Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.


The Wilkes  Partnership Solicitors


Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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