Commercial and creative planning consultancy delivered with experience, knowledge, clarity & commitment

What Planning Resolution add:

Planning Resolution Ltd are a planning consultancy who provide a professional, commercial, creative, and collaborative approach to their work.

Planning Resolution bring considerable planning and development experience and have an enviable track record in securing planning permission for either new hotel development or enhancement of existing hotels in London and the South East.

Because of this, we have considerable experience in understanding the planning nuances of securing hotel development, and the operational requirements of hoteliers and the continued demand and aspiration to enhance their hotel offer and value.

Here is what some of our clients have to say:

“I have worked closely with Planning Resolution on all hotel projects in London, and they have never failed to deliver, showing technical understanding of hotel development and delivery, lateral thinking and high level influence to secure development” Bev King

CEO, Z Hotels Ltd

“Planning Resolution have assisted us on a number of our UK projects and provided a professional, knowledgeable and courteous service. A valued part of our UK team.” Craig Kinnon

Project Director, citizenM

“Planning Resolution has been instrumental in getting planning and listed building consent prior to the opening of L’Oscar London. A professional and efficient team we would have no hesitation to work with again in the future” Michael Voght

General Manager, L’Oscar

“Planning Resolution helped me out many times in the past with London planning issues” Rory Harte

Development Director, Generator

Company Overview

Planning Resolution was established in 2013 by Philip Atkins, who was formerly Head of Planning at CBRE’s City Planning Team, and previously DTZ.

Philip oversees all projects at strategic level as the practice’s Senior Director, providing strong leadership, client relationship and extensive experience and success in the London and South East hotel development market.

David Williams closely assists at Director level and was also formerly at CBRE, DTZ and prior to that at a local planning authority.
David’s balance between private and public sector experience, enables him to quickly identify and mitigate planning risk before applying his thorough knowledge of planning law and policy to develop innovative and bespoke planning strategies to secure permission and optimise development value.

Planning Resolution bring considerable planning and development experience and a very enviable track record in securing planning permission in London.

Experience & Capability

Planning Resolution have demonstrable experience and significant success in delivering hotel development in London.

We have advised/or are currently advising, Rosewood, Ace Hotel Group, Marriott, Shiva Hotels, Grosvenor House, Z Hotels, Hilton, Thistle Guomen, CitizenM, Hilton, and Generator Hostels in either successfully securing planning permission for new hotel development or enhancing their existing hotels.

As a result of closely advising the above, we have a full understanding of what the hotel operators are wishing to achieve, and the feasibility of doing so within the constraints of the site and planning policy, the site, and indeed other stakeholders.

By working on current and high profile hotel development, we have both access and successful working relationships with senior officers within the London Boroughs.

At Planning Resolution we understand the importance of mitigating risk and maximising value in the shortest possible time.

Working with landowners, developers and occupiers, we provide creative, commercial planning advice on new developments, alternative use, enhancement, heritage buildings and regeneration projects.