LSR Solicitors & Planning Consultants

NameLSR Solicitors & Planning Consultants

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.

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Conservation: Ancient Monuments

Conservation: Archaeology

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Conservation: World Heritage Sites

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Horticulture

Agriculture: Liveries

Agriculture: Small Holdings

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: Rights of Way

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Design: Urban Design

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Light Issues

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Covenants

Legal: Injunctions

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Land Tribunals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Probity: Elected Member Training

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Shops

Retail: Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Countryside & Environment: Country Parks

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Enforcement: Prosecution

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Conservation: Design Layout

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Design: Architecture

Design: Implementation

Retail: Site Design Layout

Urban Regeneration: Design

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout