If you own or manage a rural estate and require regular advice, please get in touch to discuss your needs and how I can help.
Assessing and advising on the development potential of sites in the context of planning policy and opportunity.
Involvement in the evolution of proposals, working alongside client and architect/ technical team to identify and refine proposals to identify and minimise risk and achieve client aims. Undertake pre-application process with consultees and local planning officers to refine proposals and planning approach prior to formal planning application being made.
I am experienced in working alongside clients in preparing, submitting and negotiating planning applications for a range of types and scales of development. This includes the appointment and management of multi-disciplinary project teams in the preparation of more complex applications and the preparation of planning documentation and supporting statements on planning and related matters.
I have a wealth of local contacts to enable to smooth process.
There are circumstances where planning applications are refused for a range of reasons or are not determined by the local authority within a reasonable timescale, which may require the pursuit of a planning appeal. I can advise on all types of planning appeal, including; written representations, submissions, informal hearings and public Inquiries. I have expert witness experience for formal Planning Inquiries.
I regularly provide advice to clients in objecting to or supporting planning proposals and planning policy and in relation to a range of types and scales of development.
As with third party representations, I provide clients on advice in relation to the involvement with influencing emerging planning policy, which may affect the future development potential of land and sites. I can advise on the strategic approach to this process and undertake submission of representations and appearance at public examination.