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Planning & Development

With a team of dedicated planning specialists within our residential, commercial, rural and agricultural departments we have a wealth of experience in managing the development through the planning system across Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

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Spanning the region, our team offers honest, professional advice with a strong track record of success. Given the wide area we cover we can be nimble in identifying opportunities for development and have built strong relationships within local authorities, land owners and other development professionals.

Our team has a wealth of experience across the broad spectrum of planning, from small scale bespoke developments to large scale land promotions. Whilst we have particularly strong specialism in rural planning, we cover all sectors including residential, commercial, tourism and agricultural.

Contact Andrew Tregay MPlan MRTPI - Chartered Town Planner
Head of Planning at Symonds & Sampson. 01258 444597

Our planning experts can assist with a wide variety of planning matters

However large or small the project, our experienced team can help landowners with both rural and urban planning requirements and advise on matters including:

  • Class Q and residential conversions
  • Bespoke Homes
  • Strategic Land Promotion 
  • Residential Developments 
  • Affordable Housing 
  • Commercial Development
  • Class R change of use and diversification
  • New farm buildings
  • Certificates of lawful use
  • Diversification
  • Conversion of farm buildings
  • Tourism opportunities
  • Renewable energy schemes
  • Dealing with reserved matters
  • Planning Appeals
  • Permitted Development 
  • Design of and applications for Barn Conversions
  • Production of Heads of Terms for Planning Agreements
  • Planning Appraisals
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Agricultural occupancy conditions, Section 52 and Section 106 agreements

Meet the Planning & Diversification Team


Andrew Tregay


Head of Planning
Sturminster Newton

MPlan MRTPI 


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Sturminster Newton Rural and Agricultural, Professional, New Homes
Speciality: Development Land, Diversification, Farms and Land, Planner


01258 472244
07508 750598
atregay@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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Edward Dyke


Partner
Sturminster Newton

FRICS FAAV



Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Sturminster Newton Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, AMC Boundary Disputes, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Promotions, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves
01258 474261
07787 128286
edyke@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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A-J Monro (Andrew)


Partner, Head of Professional Services
Wimborne

BSC(Hons) MRICS FAAV APAEWE

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Wimborne Rural and Agricultural

Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, AMC, Boundary Disputes, BPS, Compensation, Contract Farming, Development Land, Diversification, Easements, Energy, Expert Witness, Farm Business Tenancies, Farm Finance, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Option Agreements, Options, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Telecoms, Valuations, Valuations for Banks, Wayleaves



01202 882103
07867 555838
amonro@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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Lucy Carnell


Rural Partner
Yeovil

BSc (Hons) MRICS 


Department: Yeovil Rural and Agricultural, Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Service: BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Easements, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Preparations of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations, Wayleaves


01935 382901
07940256550
lcarnell@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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George Whittaker


Senior Surveyor
Dorchester, Poundbury Burraton House

AssocRICS FAAV MBIAC CEnv

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Dorchester Rural and Agricultural, Burraton Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, Biodiversity Net Gain, BPS, Contract Farming, Diversification, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Planner, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Telecoms, Valuations


01305 236578
gwhittaker@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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Annabel Douglas


Rural Surveyor
Bridport

MSc MRICS FAAV


Department: Rural and Agricultural, Bridport Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, BPS, Compensation, Diversification, Estate Management, Farm Business Tenancies, Grass Keep, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Tax Planning, Valuations, Valuations for Banks



01308 459564 adouglas@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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Eloise Owen


Senior Rural Surveyor
Salisbury

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS FAAV
 
Department: Rural and Agricultural, Salisbury Rural and Agricultural, Professional
Service: Agricultural Tenancies, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Planner, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Probate, Rural Grants and Subsidies, Valuations


01722 334323
eowen@symondsandsampson.co.uk 

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Sarah Vere


Head of Tiverton Professional
Tiverton

BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV
 

Department: Rural and Agricultural, Tiverton Rural and Agricultural, Professional, Tiverton Agricultural Auctions, Agricultural Auctions 
Speciality: Agricultural Tenancies, Agricultural Appraisals, Agriculture, BPS, Compensation, Compulsory Purchase, Contract Farming, Diversification, Farm Business Tenancies, Farms and Land, Grass Keep, Preparation of Plans for Land Registry, Rural Grants and Subsidies,



01884 218911
svere@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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Meet the Commercial Planning Team


Ryan Holmes


Partner, Head of Commercial
Dorchester, Poundbury Burraton House

DipSurvPract AssocRICS MARLA

Department: Commercial, Dorchester Commercial, Burraton Commercial
Speciality: Commercial Property Management, MANCO, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Commercial Rent Reviews, Valuations, Commercial Sales, Commercial Lettings, Lease Renewals, Rent Reviews, Estate Management, Leisure, Commercial Agency, Block Management, Managing Agent



01305 261008
rholmes@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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George Rogers


Commercial & Valuation Surveyor
Yeovil

BSc MRICS

Service: Professional, Commercial, Yeovil Commercial
Speciality: RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Commercial Rent Reviews, Valuations, Commercial Sales, Commercial Lettings, Lease Renewals, Rent Reviews, Commercial Development, Commercial Agency, Commercial Land


01935 382902
07375284964
grogers@symondsandsampson.co.uk
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