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IOP Consulting - West Yorkshire specialists in all planning and highway law.

IOP Consulting is a niche planning law firm based in West Yorkshire. We advise clients nationally on any element of planning or highway law. We act for individuals, Parish Council’s, community groups and developers. We are a small firm with large firm expertise. Due to our size we are able to assist people through the often complex planning system at a price which is accessible to all and on a fixed fee basis. We believe that fees should not be a reason to not procure expert advice. We pride ourselves on providing expertise in a commonsense and commercially astute manner.


Charlotte McKay - An independend planning lawyer based in West Yorkshire.

IOP Consulting was established by Charlotte McKay. Charlotte McKay has a degree in Law and is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
Charlotte has over 8 years experience of working as a planning lawyer. During her career Charlotte has worked for local authorities and in private practice. Most recently Charlotte worked in a top tier international commercial law firm advising on planning law matters. Charlotte therefore has a wealth of experience from both the developers and the local planning authority’s perspective.



IOP Consulting provides the following services. This list is not exhaustive and if you have a matter which you believe falls within the planning law sphere do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Advice on a wide range of both contentious and non contentious planning and highway matters;
  • Advice in relation to planning and highway agreements, including negotiating and drafting often complex agreements;
  • Advising on, preparing, submitting and managing planning appeals;
  • Advising on, preparing, submitting and managing planning applications;
  • Advising on, preparing, submitting and managing planning objections;
  • Advising on enforcement matters (including appeals);
  • Advising on, preparing and submitting Lawful Development Certificate applications;
  • Advising on permitted development rights;
  • Advising on listed building and conservation area issues;
  • Advising on and representing clients through the LDF/Local Plan process;
  • Advising on Judicial Reviews; and
  • Advising on the ever changing planning system.

Charlotte McKay, proprietor of IOP Consulting, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, whose members are independently regulated by ILEX Professional Standards. Details of the CILEx Code of Conduct are available on their website