Sutton Griffin Architects forms part of the Carter Jonas network of companies and as such, is able to draw on Carter Jonas’ vast planning expertise.

At Carter Jonas, we realise that achieving planning permission is more than just being policy compliant.  We recognise it is about understanding a wider range of factors and applying these to obtain a favourable outcome. Our aim is to provide consistently honest and meaningful advice in order to tackle some of the most challenging planning issues and deliver maximum value.  We pride ourselves in providing a bespoke service to our clients, based on an understanding of their individual needs.  Our clients have been able to draw on our practical and sound planning advice in order to guide them through periods of political change or economic uncertainty.  We work with major landowners, institutions, public sector bodies, developers, occupiers, investors, retailers, sports clubs, schools, colleges, hospitals as well as private individuals across the UK.  We work at every scale in every sector offering the full spectrum of planning advice.

The planning team has been significantly strengthened since the start of 2015 with the acquisitions of Planning Perspectives in London and Januarys in Cambridge.  We now employ around 50 chartered town planners, planning and development surveyors or those working towards either qualification based out of the London, Cambridge, Oxford and Harrogate/Leeds offices.  We work very closely with our Development and Masterplanning colleagues to ensure that a ‘joined-up’ or ‘complete development life-cycle’ service can be offered; equally we operate in isolation where this suits the client.  We believe our considerable in-house commercial expertise sets us apart from conventional planning consultancies.