Planning & Environmental

The planning and environmental regime in the UK is complex. It is a mixture of legislation and government and local plan policy.

An understanding of planning policies and procedures is vital to the success of property development projects. Mistakes or avoidable delay can prove very costly.

Our approach is to give you early proactive advice to planning issues and to provide commercially robust solutions to ensure a successful result.

Whether you are hoping to gain planning permission for a project, have had plans for a proposed development rejected or are affected by a compulsory purchase order, we can help.

We can guide you through the planning and environmental minefield quickly and efficiently, breaking down complex issues and using our significant experience to cut through the red tape, while ensuring legal compliance.

Iain Johnston
Planning and Environmental Consultant

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Talk to us about:

  • Planning applications and appeals
  • Environmental compliance
  • Compulsory purchase orders

Our planning specialists have successfully helped commercial and property developers, organisations and landowners on a broad range of planning and environmental matters. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.


Planning applications and appeals

Getting good planning advice before and during the planning application process can have a huge impact on the eventual outcome.

With an in-depth knowledge of planning law and planning principles, we can advise on any issues that might need to be addressed to ensure approval and provide advice on how to manage objectors.

If your planning application has been rejected, our specialist planning lawyers can guide you through the appeal process, drafting the appeal documents, preparing detailed evidence and legal submissions, and establishing why your application was rejected in the first place, making sure the reasons for refusal are addressed adequately in the subsequent appeal.

We also provide advice on high court challenges and judicial review, planning obligations, enforcement by the council, listed buildings and village green applications.


Environmental compliance

Our lawyers provide advice on a range of environmental issues from compliance with environmental regulations to representations on prosecutions.

We have particular experience of dealing with issues under the Environmental Permitting Regulations and waste management, as well as contaminated land issues, pollution offences, statutory nuisance and environmental impact assessments.

Compulsory purchase

We provide advice and support to businesses affected by compulsory purchase orders, helping to co-ordinate and mount objections to proposals on a range of grounds including legal, planning and environmental arguments.

We can also advise on and negotiate the amount of compensation to be claimed.


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