Planning

Ranked as a leading practice in Planning Magazine and Chambers and Partners, our team has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of planning law, policy and works with clients from scheme design through to project delivery.  We are particularly active in strategic land promotion, assisting clients in obtaining planning permissions for New Settlements and Urban Extensions.

Our planning lawyers are always commercial, providing tailored advice to suit the requirements of individual developments. We act for developers, public authorities, and landowners across a range of industry sectors. We also provide guidance for individuals and interest groups affected by development proposals. 

Our expertise includes:

  • Site promotion including local plan representations and public examination proceedings;

  • Strategic application advice and appointment of professional teams;

  • Appeals and call-ins, including public inquiries and hearings;

  • Negotiation of Section 106 Agreements, and Community Infrastructure Levy issues; 

  • Objections to proposals, and site appraisals;

  • Judicial Reviews and High Court Challenges;

  • Permitted Development Rights and Prior Approvals;

  • Enforcement and Lawful Development Certificates;

  • Development funding, scheme delivery, and disposal strategies; 

  • Heritage planning, and historic buildings; and

  • Town and Village Green registrations, as well as Assets of Community Value nominations.