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Planning

Our team provides full support for Councils planning functions, including advice to Planning Committees and acting on behalf of Councils in enforcement matters and high profile public inquiries.

We offer a wide range of services covering Planning and Regeneration, Highways and Environmental Law. Members of the team have extensive experience of handling complex and high profile matters of strategic importance, including both large and small development projects, and we enjoy a high success rate with our clients.

Our work includes planning & environmental law including Section 106 planning agreements, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), planning inquiries and committees, environmental impact assessments, enforcement powers, and defending judicial proceedings challenging the grant of planning permission.

We also deal with Highways matters such as the adoption, stopping up and diversion of highways, and Town and Village Green issues such as the administration of applications on behalf of registration authorities and applications for consent to carry out works on common land.

We work on major regeneration and infrastructure projects including local authority-led schemes, the compulsory purchase order process, CPO compensation and purchase notices, and appropriation of land. We offer training on a full range of issues including planning enforcement, the CPO process and legislative changes. Training can be tailored to specific client needs.