what we do


Zerum Planning provide planning and development advice to clients across the UK. Headed by Mike Ralph, the team provides commercially focussed advice which reflects not only a detailed understanding of planning policy, practice and legislative framework but also the relationships and politics that influence decisions. 

why us?

At Zerum we believe that we offer more than just the traditional planning related services. Over the years we have taken a central role alongside our clients on schemes across the UK. We provide strategic oversight from conception to delivery, enabling our client to have a greater understanding of the process, and with this a better confidence in the outcome.

Our experience has highlighted the importance of creating and maintaining key local authority relationships. This co-operation is of paramount importance to the delivery of large mixed use regeneration schemes and their implementation given the complexities that are inherent to these developments.

We have been successful over the years through building a strong professional team around us that understands our approach and client’s brief. Underpinning our approach is an awareness of the external pressures and challenges to clients which impact upon planning requirements. It is this awareness that enhances our offer and has seen clients continue to choose Zerum for repeat business, with key instructions on a range of high profile projects.

the team

We see our skills as being very much at the ‘challenging’ end of the planning ‘spectrum’, where a central role alongside the client covers responsibility for strategic decisions, creation and management of the full professional team and lobbying/consultation.


our services include:
  • Site Appraisals
  • Pre Application Advice
  • Planning Application
  • Professional Team Management
  • Section 106 Advice And Negotiation
  • Public Consultation
  • Statements Of Community Involvement
  • Technical Studies
  • Design & Access Statements
  • Planning Appeals
  • Expert Witness
  • Development Plan Representations
  • EIA Co-ordinator

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