Planning

We advise clients including developers, landowners and public sector bodies on a broad range of planning matters. We aim to promote developments and take a proactive and pragmatic approach to negotiating planning obligations and minimising the risk of legal challenge.

Our practice includes advice in the following areas:

  • Planning applications, appeals and judicial reviews
  • Planning health checks and strategic advice
  • Planning and highway agreements
  • Applications for certificates of lawful use
  • Environmental Statement reviews
  • Advice on compliance with European habitats legislation
  • Development Consent Orders
  • All consenting aspects of energy projects from inception through to operation
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Due diligence and warranty/disclosure support on corporate and real estate transactions
  • Planning performance agreements
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Planning enforcement, breach of condition notices and planning-related litigation
  • Listed building advice
  • Defending town and village green applications and risk review
  • Application of permitted development rights
  • Advice on conversion of redundant farm buildings into residential use
  • Section 104 agreements and other statutory agreements relating to sewers and drains
  • Footpath diversions
  • Advertisement advice

Our Planning team is Polly Reynolds, Edward Romaine and Paul Thompson.