Insight: Planning


Savills is the UK’s largest planning consultancy by number of chartered town planners, and last year our team secured consent for 16,000 new homes and 2 million square metres of commercial floorspace.

With 20 offices across the UK, the team has experience across all planning sectors, combining national expertise with local knowledge of planning policy and its interpretation. The Manchester team consists of 13 planners, working on a variety of developments within the city centre and across the North West.

We work closely with colleagues from development services to ensure we achieve best value outcomes for our clients, we provide bespoke and fully integrated services for landowners, developers, occupiers and investors across the development life-cycle.

GMSF: pragmatic or radical?


In rewriting the GMSF, Mayor Andy Burnham had to produce a document that all councils in Greater Manchester could support. The draft is written to please everybody, but runs...

Matthew Sobic

Matthew Sobic