Planning law is complex with legislation and guidance changing on a regular basis.
Our specialist planning lawyers deal with all aspects of the development process and advise and support businesses and individuals.
Our approach is tailored to meet your objectives. The Planning Team has in- depth experience including negotiating section 106 and highways agreements on development sites, stopping up or diversion of highways, advising on the community infrastructure levy, and assisting clients with issues such as planning enforcement , certificates of lawfulness, town and village greens and common land, assets of community value, and listed buildings.
The team also regularly advises on contentious planning matters such as appeals, statutory challenges and judicial review, and compulsory purchase orders and compensation.
We have specialist marine planning and licensing expertise, advising on all aspects of coastal development planning, including Harbour Revision, Empowerment and Closure Orders.
We keep our clients up to date with planning law and policy, which is constantly changing. Our team provides regular seminar programmes to both the public and private sector on topical planning matters including proposed amendments to the operation of the community infrastructure levy, new policies regarding housing supply and reform to compulsory purchase and compensation.
Please contact a member of our planning team if you would like to talk about how we can help you or your organisation.
Obtaining the consents required for coastal development can be a complex and time consuming process. Our pre-eminent coastal development expertise is nationally recognised and we use our extensive experience to pursue consents in a timely and cost effective manner, reducing project delay.
Ability to apply for permission in principle in force from 1 June 2018
From next month, 1 June 2018 to be precise, the Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) Order 2017 ('the PIPO') will be amended to incorporate the ability to apply to a local planning authority ('LPA') for permission in principle.
Adverse consequences for local authorities who fail to comply with the public sector equality duty
A recent case has come before the High Court, (R (on the application of Buckley (on behalf of Foxhill Resident's Association)) v Bath and North East Somerset Council) which involved planning permission being quashed after the local authority failed to comply with their public sector equality duty.
- Strategic Planning Advice
- Judicial review and statutory challenges
- Section 106 Agreements
- Highways and Drainage
- Planning Enforcement
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
- Planning Applications and Appeals
- Neighbourhood Development Plans and Orders
- Local Plan Representations
- Listed buildings and Conservation Areas
- A358 Consultation Environmental Constraints
- A358 Taunton to Southfields Technical Appraisal Report updated 4 April 2017
- A358 Section Map
- A358 Taunton to Southfields Dualling Scheme
- A30 A303 A358 Improvement Project
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- Greater permitted development rights for agricultural property
- New Town Development Corporations - new regulations introduced
- Ability to apply for permission in principle in force from 1 June 2018
- SECTION 73 PERMISSIONS - DON'T IGNORE ORIGINAL CONSENT'S CONDITIONS
- A303 A358 Newsletter
- Cabinet Member NKD Taunton to Southfields Consultation
- DRAFT Cabinet Member NKD Taunton to Southfields Consultation
- SCC and TDBC covering letter signed
- A303 A35 8A30 - Sectional Economic Analysis January
- A30 A303 A358 Improvement Project