Planning applications and agreements

We advise on all aspects of planning, from major regeneration projects to providing advice on planning enforcement; as such, Chambers UK and the Legal 500 consistently rate us as leading planning solicitors.

As experts in our field, we are experienced in:

  • Drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements of varying complexity
  • Advising on the community infrastructure levy
  • The National Planning Policy Framework
  • The national planning policy guidance
  • Local plan policies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations
  • Listed building and conservation area issues
  • Appropriate use of planning conditions
  • Certificates of lawful use and development
  • Enforcement matters

We have created a niche for ourselves in planning for major regeneration projects so that we are the first port of call for our clients.

We often appear as advocates at planning inquiries and as lawyers at planning committees.

We act on behalf of a large number of local and public authorities, property owners and developers across the UK. As well as providing legal advice, our team is diligent in keeping clients abreast of the ever-changing landscape of planning, highways and environment law and regularly provide training for our clients.

Case highlights

  • Acting on behalf of a national charity in respect of a call in application to protect a grade one, world heritage site.
  • Acting for a London local authority in respect of the development of a new 11,000 capacity football stadium, a crucial catalyst for regeneration of the borough.
  • Acting for a London Local authority on one of the largest housing estates in the UK, bringing much needed homes and facilities to residents and the public.
  • Acting on behalf of a government agency in respect of two appeals against the refusal of planning permission for the a development which would impact a world heritage site.
  • Lead lawyers for several section 106 agreements for developments located within the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea opportunity area.

What others say

Senior Associate

Planning applications and agreements

Sharpe Pritchard latest news and blog

Planning applications and agreements