We provide a range of services to a mix of clients. We often work as part of a multi disciplinary team with architects, designers, agricultural consultants, highway consultants, ecologists, heritage experts and surveyors. A summary of the type of services we can provide is set out below:
We can advise on the initial prospect of a potential development project. This will include setting out the relevant planning policy background, defining the key planning issues that will need to be addressed, giving an idea of the likely chances of success of obtaining planning permission and identifying a budget and timescale for undertaking the necessary work.
We can prepare and submit your planning or listed building applications. Once the application is submitted we will track its progress, liaise with the Parish Council, the local community and the Local Planning Authority (LPA). We will negotiate any requirements set out by the LPA and if you wish, speak at the planning committee on your behalf. We place the highest priority on keeping you informed on the progress of your application at every step of the way.
We provide advice on the appeal process. We can provide an opinion on what we think your chances of success will be of appealing a refusal. We will negotiate with the Local Planning Authority to establish whether there is an alternative way forward. If an appeal is the only route we will prepare and submit your appeal, track its progress, if necessary attend the site visit, and most importantly keep you informed at every stage of the way.
We deal with enforcement issues and retrospective planning applications. Sometimes unforeseen planning issues can arise either when you are buying or selling land or property. In such cases we understand the importance of acting quickly and efficiently and we work closely with the Local Planning Authority to negotiate a resolution.
We work with both neighbourhood groups and Parish Council's in offering support with undertaking all aspects of work involved in the preparation of Neighborhood Plans. We can undertake community engagement, help shape policy development, lead landowner engagement exercises and provide planning policy advice. We can work with small or large local groups to help them assemble the necessary resources and to put forward a viable and professional plan. This will include assistance in working with the wider community at every stage of the process.