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Solicitors in Essex, Colchester, Chelmsford, London – Fisher Jones Greenwood

Matthew Lang

Town Planner

Matthew Lang is a qualified town planner with over 18 years of experience in a local authority role. In this role he was the case officer for a wide range of planning applications including major residential and commercial projects. He works closely with both our Commercial Property and Conveyancing teams to provide a Planning Consultancy service and joined the firm recently in October 2021.

Commercial Planning Services

For commercial clients, Matthew is able to assist with all planning-related matters including:

  • Site appraisals
  • Pre-application enquiries
  • Preparation and submission of all types of planning applications and appeals
  • Listed building applications
  • Listed building appeals
  • Enforcement notice appeals
  • Other planning matters, including development-related legal agreements


Matthew is also able to provide representation at meetings, parish council meetings, and appeal hearings/inquiries where required, including discussion/negotiation with Local Authorities regarding planning matters. In addition, Matthew has good experience in dealing with all aspects of planning enforcement matters and certificates of lawful development (existing and proposed).

Matthew is based at our Colchester office but is able to help with matters across all of our offices in Essex and London.