Planning consultancy delivered with experience, understanding, creativity & commitment

What Planning Resolution add:

Planning Resolution are a planning consultancy who provide experience, understanding, creativity and commitment to their work.

We have an enviable track record in securing planning permission for hotel, residential and mixed-use development in London and the South-East.

We have a particular focus on either new hotel development or enhancement of existing hotels. As a result 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 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 planning strategies that mitigate planning risk, optimise development value and ultimately secure permission.

Phillip Taylor joined Planning Resolution in 2016 having previously worked as a Senior Planning Officer within several planning departments in Greater London, and formerly with Philip and David at DTZ. Phillip has a breadth and depth of experience of all manner of development projects, in particular within London and the Home Counties. 

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 development in London. We primarily advise hoteliers and operators, developers, private individuals and investment funds.

We have advised/or are currently advising, L’Oscar International  Hotels, Shiva Hotels, Z Hotels, Rosewood, Ace Hotel Group, Marriott, Grosvenor House, 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 owners and operators are wishing to achieve, and the feasibility of doing so within the constraints of the site, planning policy, and indeed other neighbouring stakeholders.

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