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Planning & Environmental
Our specialist planning lawyers assist and represent clients with:
- Development Advice Strategy and Legal Audit
- Planning Applications, Planning Appeals and Judicial Review
- Section 106 and Highways/Infrastructure Agreements
- Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
- Enforcement and Prosecutions
Our experienced lawyers will take you through the minefield of the planning process and advise you on the best strategies to adopt to deliver to your requirements. Our solicitors conduct advocacy at relevant planning appeals and informal hearings in addition to instructing Counsel on larger Inquiries. We regularly instruct Counsel in relation to Judicial Review and High Court challenges.
We also advise on and negotiate the various legal agreements required to obtain planning permission and facilitate development. We work closely with and as part of our Real Estate, Residential Property, Private Client and Ports teams to support our clients across sectors and disciplines.
LIVING IN THE OFFICE
Since the last edition, owners of buildings within a diverse range of business, commercial and services uses may now benefit fully from the new ‘Class MA’ permitted development right to… Read more →
GEAR CHANGE FOR THE GOVERNMENT, AND FOR DEVELOPERS.
WHAT IS IT? In May the government announced that £2 billion of new funding would be set aside for cycling and walking, representing a six fold increase in dedicated funding… Read more →
Sustainable buildings, built for the future. What do landlords, tenants and developers need to consider?
The UK Green Building Council estimates that the ‘built environment’ contributes around 40% of the total carbon footprint of the United Kingdom. With this in mind, both landlords and tenants… Read more →
Jay Das, Planning Partner, quoted in Planning Resource in reaction to the Autumn Budget 2017
Jay Das, Partner in our Planning Team, has been quoted in Planning Resource. The article, which focuses on the Chancellor’s decision to remove Stamp Duty for first-time buyers, speculates on… Read more →
Downing Street summit hears May’s pledge to boost housebuilding
Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to take ‘personal ownership’ of the drive to speed up housing development and urged sector leaders to play their part at a Downing Street… Read more →
Making London Affordable
Hot on the heels of issuing new planning policy guidance for affordable housing in London the Mayor refused a revised application on 5 September relating to the New Scotland Yard… Read more →
Brexit impacts – lifecycle of a property development Brexit is going to impact on our laws. It is too early to know what the impacts will be but it is… Read more →