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Planning Applications, Planning Appeals and Judicial Review
Our specialist planning lawyers assist and represent clients with:
- Representations and legal support with planning applciations
- Written Representation Appeals
- Informal Hearings
- Planning Inquiries
- Judicial Reviews
- High Court Challenges
Our experienced advocates conduct the 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 and have secured agreements through negotiation under threat of legal proceedings.
What the Foxton tycoon vs French ambassador case teaches us about ‘iceberg’ basements
Jay Das and Joanna Brooke on how the interplay between the law, landlords and local authority can unfold in a ‘very public way’ in HNWs battle for basements. This article… Read more →
Changing the planning landscape…Starter Homes
The love affair with changing the planning system as the panacea for solving the housing crisis is in full swing. The Government has now succeeded in forcing through parliament what… Read more →
Why less is more for local planning
Too much fiddling with the planning system is crippling the ability of planners to create plans. What politicians need to do is set a sensible course and let things settle,… Read more →
Planning ahead: Why adopting a CIL strategy and checking CIL liability is wise
A useful High Court judgement regarding the calculation of Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) was recently given in the case of Orbital Shopping Park Swindon Ltd, R (on the application of)… Read more →
Planning ahead: Permanent rights to change from office to residential use
Long-awaited amendments to permitted development rights to change from office to residential use without planning permission have now been made – the amendments to the Town and Country Planning(General Permitted… Read more →
Faster routes to residential permissions…in principle
Amongst a raft of proposed changes to the planning system, two stand out as potentially providing faster and more certain procedures for obtaining consent for residential development. But will they… Read more →