Development has an ever-changing landscape.

From traditional residential, through to mixed-use and build to rent, future-proofing your development means having an answer to the question “What’s next?”

The opportunities, and challenges, for developers are many and varied – whether it’s sustainable development, modern methods of construction, smart homes and connectivity, reputation   or mobility.

Modular housing has the potential to transform productivity, sustainability and quality – but also comes with new and varied risks.

Why choose Foot Anstey

We advise not only on all aspects of the development life-cycle but also on our developer clients’ general corporate and commercial needs.

Our services range from strategic land acquisition, due diligence, site assembly, planning and environmental, collaboration and promotion agreements, bespoke construction advice, through to a dedicated plot sales team.

We are uniquely positioned at Foot Anstey, being able to draw knowledge from our dedicated teams dealing with mobility, energy, data and reputation – all of which help our developer clients achieve their goals.

Great client service is at the core of our offering. We are always looking to what’s next, making sure you always have the clear, commercial answers you need – by understanding your business and working as an extension of your team.

Related services

Development Projects

Demand for housing, infrastructure and commercial space is growing – and developers, policymakers and investors need to respond.

We can support you at every stage in the lifecycle of a development project.


Planning law is the gateway to property development. It’s the vital first step for building projects no matter what size.

Working with decision-makers at the key levels, we use our years of experience in planning law to seek out answers which work for you.

Property Litigation

The law governing property is constantly changing, creating the prospect of disputes which can prove costly in terms of lost opportunities, revenue and even reputation.

We can cover every type of property-related dispute, whether it’s over commercial or private property, or various different kinds of land, including agricultural, green belt and brownfield.

Projects, Infrastructure & Construction

All business ventures and activities are risky but none more so than in the fields of major projects, infrastructure and construction.

We get to know you, inside and out, so that together we can assess, manage and navigate the path through risk to success.

Environmental issues

Climate change presents some of the toughest questions for business.

Our edge as environmental lawyers is our experience of feeding into policymaking in Parliament, government and local authorities.


Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.

Data & Technology

Business continues to shaped and transformed by data and technology.

We understand the central importance that data and technology have on modern business and have two specialist teams with specialist knowledge.


Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds.

Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

Our people

Our dedicated Developer Sector team (which is 40+ strong) acts for housebuilders, commercial developers, registered providers and land promoters and have an enviable track record in large scale development, redevelopment and regeneration projects.
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Client guides

Planning considerations for residential developments

There are many routes that can be taken when re-purposing or building a residential development. It is important to consider planning implications to ensure you choose the best route for you.

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