Charlie Merry

Associate - Planning
020 7355 0337

Charlie joined DWD in September 2020 and has previously worked for multidisciplinary property consultancies within London and provides tailored consultancy advice for diverse range of clients, including landowners, funds and developers, on a number of complex schemes requiring innovative planning strategies to deliver client aspirations and timeframes.

Currently, Charlie is a key part of the team providing consultancy advice to a market leading e-commence company on their existing real estate portfolio and advising on their to national roll out across the United Kingdom. This includes involvement throughout the project lifecycle, from undertaking forensic planning due diligence, to managing the application process and advising on the discharge of planning conditions to enable PC and the lawful operation of the site.

Over time he has developed a personable approach to preparing, managing and negotiating the planning application process, building strong working relationships with project teams and local authorities. Charlie has experience across a range of sectors and scales, from the promotion of strategic land for allocation within the Local Plan, to obtaining consent for replacement dwellings in the Green Belt.

Charlie’s interest also extend into engaging with discussions around the implementation and utilisation of Plan-tech and Smart Cities functions, and has past experience advising on the roll-out of the drones and rapid urban electric vehicle charging, in addition to mentoring junior members of staff through their chartership.



Distribution & Industrial


Mixed Use

Mixed use and residential development



Amendments to consents/schemes

Due-diligence Reports

Formulating and advising on planning strategy

Local Plan Representations

Negotiating and discharging planning conditions and S106 obligations

Planning and development Viability

Planning and Listed Building Consent

Planning Applications

Planning appraisals and strategy advice to inform investment/divestment decisions

Planning Conditions

Planning feasibility appraisals

Portfolio management

Strategic land promotion

Strategic Planning and Feasibility Advice

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