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Fisher Jones Greenwood

Solicitors | www.fjg.co.uk

Commercial Property
Charter Court
Newcomen Way
Colchester Business Park

Telephone: 01206 835236
Contact: Mrs Sharon Smith

Email: ssmith@fjg.co.uk

Website: www.fjg.co.uk


Commercial Property
Charter Court
Newcomen Way
Colchester Business Park

Telephone: 01206 835236
Contact: Mrs Sharon Smith

Email: ssmith@fjg.co.uk

Mrs Sharon Smith  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Tree Preservation Orders


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Tall Buildings, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment, Marketing, Viability Assessment


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan - Viability Assessments, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management, Local Plan Making

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Elected Member Training, Professional Misconduct Investigation

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar Power, Wind Power


Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Impact Tests, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Joint Venture Partnerships, Rural & Village Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Professional Staff      58
Chartered Town Planners      1
Overseas Offices      0
Turnover      £7.4million
Year Project Value      £900,000
Quality Assured      Yes
Legal Firms      Yes

We offer a comprehensive planning consultancy service alongside our other commercial real estate legal services. Whether it is site appraisals, application enquiries, applications, representation at meetings or planning enforcement matters, we are able to help.

Our planning and enforcement manager Sharon Smith has over 25 years of experience and expertise and has considerable knowledge of working for commercial developers, businesses, local authority clients, architects, surveyors and action or resident groups.

Specialisms •Development site appraisals •Local plan representation and site promotion •Pre-application enquiries •Attendance at parish & town council meetings and planning committees. •Preparation and submission of planning applications◦including listed buildings, changes of use and prior notification applications

•Planning conditions, legal agreements and community infrastructure levy (CIL) •Preparation and submission of all types of planning appeals◦including representation at planning hearings or inquiries

•planning enforcement matters◦including liaising with the relevant local authority and preparing and submitting enforcement appeals with representation at hearings or inquiries

•Preparation and submitting of lawful development applications (proposed and existing development or uses)◦including preparation of statutory declarations.

•Expert witness statements