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LSR Solicitors & Planning Consultants

Limited Company | www.lsrlegal.co.uk

57 North Hill

Telephone: 01206 766333
Fax: 01206 766332
Contact: Ms Linda Russell

Email: info@lsrlegal.co.uk

Website: www.lsrlegal.co.uk


57 North Hill

Telephone: 01206 766333
Fax: 01206 766332
Contact: Ms Linda Russell

Email: info@lsrlegal.co.uk

Ms Linda Russell LLB (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Miss Anna Russell LLB (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Miss Ella Sliney ACILEx  [ E-mail ]

Mr John Pearce MSc   [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Rights of Way, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Tree Preservation Orders


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Urban Design

Economic Development

Feasibility Studies


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments


Light Industry


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Section 106 Agreements


Elected Member Training


Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Public Houses, Restaurants, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      10
Total Professional Staff      5
Chartered Town Planners      2
Legal Firms      Yes

About Us

We are a highly professional & experienced, small & friendly team, dedicated to supporting you in the best way possible. Our two areas of expertise are Planning & Property.

Our clients are: Private Clients, Local Authorities, Conveyancers, Architects & Surveyors.

The services we offer to our clients are as follows:

Private Clients

We offer Planning & Property services to our private clients.


This includes advising & representing clients in respect of all planning related matters, including:

Site Appraisals (Development Potential), Applications & Appeals, Section 106 Obligations/Agreements, Objections to Applications & Appeals, Judicial Reviews, Enforcement/Prosecution, Certificates of Lawful Development, Advertising, Listed Buildings, Trees & High Hedges.


We advise upon, & where necessary provide representation in respect of the following property matters:

Boundary Disputes & Trespass Adverse Possession Covenants, Easements & Rights of Way Right to Light Party Wall Act Village Greens & Common Land.

Local Authorities

We offer planning advice, representation, drafting expertise & training, to local authorities. This includes:

Contract Planning, Enforcement & Legal Services, Application & Appeals, S106 Obligations/Agreements, Certificates of Lawful Development, Listed Building & TPOs, Enforcement Investigations, Drafting Planning Notices, Prosecutions, & Injunctions.


We regularly train planning & enforcement officers, elected members & town & parish councillors.

External courses: Each year we offer a number of training courses, held at our Colchester offices & often also in London.

In-house: The majority of our training is carried out in house. Each course is tailored to meet the individual needs of the authority.

Conveyancers, Architects & Surveyors


We provide to the above non-planning professionals, training in basic planning law & practice, & basic property law matters.

Help Line

We offer a planning help line service to assist non-planning professionals to deal with minor queries on behalf of their clients.


Our fees will be charged at our standard hourly rates, although in some cases we will be able to offer you a fixed fee. All fees are subject to VAT.

Please Contact Us to discuss.