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Planning and Development

Rollits is one of the region's top firms for planning and development matters.

Renowned, in particular, for our experience and expertise as advocates at public inquiries, our unrivalled comprehensive and coordinated service also covers many other areas of law to ensure that our clients' legal requirements are fully satisfied.

Our specialist team, one of the first of its kind in the country, has helped some of the most prestigious and iconic developments in the region become a reality. We also regularly advise landowners, commercial developers, builders, mineral operators, industrial and commercial companies, retailers and pressure groups.

  • Mark Dixon is one of the leading planning and development lawyer in the region. The team as a whole have an excellent reputation for client relationships. Rollits adapted quickly to the challenges posed by the recent pandemic.

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  • Libby Clarkson is a highly competent lawyer, who is knowledgeable, approachable and good with clients.

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Experience and expertise

Our planning team comprises dedicated specialists in the planning arena, who work with lawyers from other disciplines throughout the firm allowing us to see projects through from beginning to completion.

For developers we offer, together with our property and dispute resolution teams, a one-stop service from initial site appraisal through to land purchase, development funding, planning permission, building contract negotiations and disputes, leases, sales, and landlord and tenant matters.

Also extensive is our knowledge and experience in handling major developments including housing, industry, business parks and superstores.


  • Planning Applications and Appeals
  • Development and Site Appraisals
  • Public Inquiries
  • Planning and Infrastructure Agreements
  • Negotiations with Planning Authorities
  • Enforcement of Planning Control
  • Development Plan Representations
  • Compulsory Purchase

Get in touch with our commercial planning and development experts in York and Hull

To speak to one of our experts please call one of our offices in Hull 01482 323239 or York 01904 625790 or simply fill in the form and we’ll get back to you.