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Telephone: 020 8387 1387
Telephone: 020 8387 1387
Carolyn has some 25 years experience as a town planner. Following 5 years working in local government, in both Local Plans and Development Control sections, she moved into consultancy work in 1986. She was employed as an Associate at Anthony Bowhill and Associates prior to establishing Apcar Smith Planning in 1993. The practice is involved in a wide range of residential and commercial developments of all scales, primarily, although not solely, in and around the Greater London area. Clients range from private individuals to major PLC's. Carolyn has many years experience of all aspects of planning work including instructing Counsel and giving evidence at public inquiries.
Barn Conversions, Diversification
Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Working from Home
Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Urban Conservation
Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes
Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing
Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Utilities
Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries
Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans
Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements
Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals
Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Supermarkets, Town Centres
Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos
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Qualified in 1982 Carolyn spent the first 5 years of her career in local government before moving into private practice. She was an Associate with one of the larger city based practices before establishing Apcar Smith Planning in 1993. She has extensive experience of residential & commercial developments in urban and rural areas.
Initial advice and appraisals on development potential; planning applications and negotiations with local planning authorities; development briefs; written representation appeals; informal hearing appeals; expert evidence at public inquiries, EIP's and local plan inquiries; advice on enforcement notices and enforcement notice appeals; instruction of barristers for planning matters; and third party representations.
Various planning permissions granted by local planning authorities or on appeal including:
housing developments ranging from one to fifty units,
blocks of flats of eight to sixty units,
80 bedroom hotel,
high street changes of use,
office, industrial and warehouse developments, hostels, nursing homes and care homes,
Clients include residential developers, commercial developers, land owners, end users (eg. retailers, banks, restaurants, nursing home operators) and land speculators.
To provide a professional and personal service to each client, on time and within budget.