Berrys ranked amongst top UK planning firms

Published November 28th, 2019

Property and planning business Berrys has been ranked amongst the top UK planning firms in the annual Planning Consultancy Survey.

The Survey, conducted by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), ranked Berrys 33rd in the UK, up one place from last year, based on the number of consultants and the volume of planning work.

“To be ranked so high by the RTPI is a great achievement and is testimony to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our planning team,” said Stuart Thomas, partner and head of planning at Berrys.

“Despite political uncertainty there is considerable growth in the marketplace and this listing ranks us amongst the major national planning firms and one of the largest employers of chartered town planners in the region,” he said.

Success in planning is based on in-depth knowledge and experience and Berrys has built up a dedicated team of chartered town planners proven to deliver positive results. The planning team works alongside in-house architects, engineers and surveyors to provide a coordinated, one-stop approach to development projects.

The planning department now has 18 staff in the planning and design team operating from six offices across the country covering the residential, commercial and rural sectors.

For more information contact Stuart Thomas at Berrys on 01743 267069 or email




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Head of Planning
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Stuart has an MA in Town Planning and Development, an honours degree in Human Geography, is a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and is a PRINCE II Project Management Qualified Practitioner. He joined Berrys in May 2013 and became a partner of the firm in April 2014. He is Head of Planning, responsible for the delivery of planning services across all five offices. Prior to joining Berrys, Stuart held a number of senior Council positions including Head of Development Control at North Shropshire District Council and Area Planning Manager at Shropshire Council.

Stuart has 15 years of experience is all aspects of planning. Specific areas of expertise include agricultural and intensive poultry planning, affordable housing, strategic residential, renewable and commercial developments and rural housing. Stuart has also considerable experience in understanding the finer detail of National Planning Policy, Community Infrastructure Levy, S106 negotiations and planning appeals.