Limited Company | www.huntplanning.co.uk
Ben has been in planning for over 16 years, covering a wide range of work for both public and private sectors. This includes development control experience, as well as leading on policy development, research projects and call-off advice contracts. Clients have included Government departments, statutory agencies (English Nature, Countryside Agency), local authorities (Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire County Councils, East Riding of Yorkshire) and other national, regional and local organisations. Ben has prepared and managed planning applications and appeals for major and minor development proposals, including appearing at Public Inquiries.
We offer a professional and impartial planning service to the private and public sectors. We tackle large and small planning issues with the overall aim to give prompt, high quality advice and value for money.
We try to resolve planning conflicts wherever possible, usually through discussion and negotiation. Where a more robust approach is needed, we are well equipped to test the planning system through appeals, examinations and inquiries.
Our main services include:
Site appraisals for development; preparation of planning applications; Design & Access Statements; submission of appeals; expert witness and case co-ordination at public inquiries
Assistance with planning policy preparation, representations on local development framework and supplementary planning documents at the regional and local scale; appearance at examinations and inquiries
Expert witness in legal cases where planning expertise is needed
Enforcement and Certificate of Lawful Use/Development cases
Lodging objections to plans and applications; speaking at committees
Minerals and waste planning; Environmental Impact Assessment; nature conservation and the planning system; rural planning.
planning consultant for major quarry proposal in the East Midlands
planning application for 50 bed extension to Sherwood Grange Care Home, Edwinstowe
expert planning witness in commercial fraud trial
planning advice to secure permission for two developments of 13 flats each at Radcliffe on Trent & Linby, Nottinghamshire
preparation of evidence and appearance for Leicestershire County Council at the Longmoor opencast coal inquiry, and for Bedfordshire County Council at the Brogborough landfill public inquiry
co-ordination of Environmental Statements for the Gedling Access Road; and redevelopment of the former Gedling Colliery site for 1200 houses, 5ha of employment land, and associated primary school, community facilities and landscaping.