We advise developers, planning authorities and third parties on all aspects of planning law, from major regeneration projects to changes of use. Planning Magazine, 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, including viability mechanisms
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- The National Planning Policy Framework and Guidance
- Local plan policies
- Environmental impact asessment
- Heritage, including listed building and conservation area issues
- Appropriate use of planning conditions
- Certificates of lawful use and development
- Appearing at planning authority committees, including advising committees
- Planning appeals, judicial review and injunctions
- Local and national infrastructure planning
We have created a niche for ourselves in planning for major regeneration projects so that we are often the first port of call for our clients.
We appear as advocates at planning inquiries and as lawyers at planning committees.
We act on behalf of a large number of local and other 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.
- 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.
- Providing planning advice and negotiating a planning agreement and other agreements for the developer of a major new reservoir.
- Advising on three different new settlement proposals, one for a developer and two for the local planning authority.