Local Government & Planning

Politics is at the heart of every planning decision.

SMG is your political voice. We have extensive experience of successfully delivering planning consents for projects totalling in excess of £2 billion across housing, extra care, retail, energy and major infrastructure.

Success in the planning system relies on political support and we build positive and sustainable relationships with key stakeholders on behalf of our clients. We explore partnerships with key authorities and map out engagement strategies to shape emerging policies and land allocations.

Success Story

SMG New Homes Success Story

Securing Support for New Homes


We are proud to have supported the successful delivery of over 2,000 new homes through our work with developers and local government.

These projects have unlocked over £3 million in additional revenue through council tax alone for cash strapped local authorities and £5 million in additional investment for improvements to local services and infrastructure.