NFU and PWA Planning strike deal to deliver more for NFU members

17 May 2024

PWA Planning directors Dan Hughes, Stella Walton and Paul Walton standing outside Stoneleigh HQ.

PWA Planning directors Dan Hughes, Stella Walton and Paul Walton.

The NFU and PWA Planning have joined forces, integrating PWA Planning into the NFU’s expanding range of professional commercial services available to its members.

PWA Planning provides a wide range of planning and land advisory services across various sectors, including the housing, commercial and industrial, sports and leisure and energy sectors. In 2021, they launched Energy Planning, a specialist division focused on renewable energy projects such as solar and wind developments and battery energy storage schemes.

NFU Director of Commercial and Investment Ken Sutherland said: “The acquisition of PWA Planning is part of our plans to grow a national professional service, focused on all aspects of land use, to our members and it is a very welcome addition to the NFU membership offer.

“PWA’s sector expertise, in particular its residential and energy specialisms, together with its experience advising on a wide range of land diversification projects, is also a perfect fit with our other businesses such as NFU Energy.”

PWA Planning Managing Director Paul Walton said: “This is great news for our clients, staff and consultancy partners because it gives our business firm foundations on which to build for the future.

“Coming under the NFU umbrella allows us to benefit from additional resources and expertise, which allows us to add extra value to our present and future clients.”


More information

  • Learn more about PWA Planning here.
  • PWA Planning joins NFU Energy, CT Planning and Acorus Rural Property Services in the professional commercial services available to NFU members.
  • PWA Planning’s founders Paul and Stella Walton remain as directors of the business with Paul Walton continuing in the role of managing director. Ken Sutherland has joined the board of PWA Planning as Chair.