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Paris Smith LLP

Solicitors | www.parissmith.co.uk

Paris Smith LLP
Number One
London Road
SO15 2AE

Telephone: 023 8048 2482
Fax: 023 8063 1835
Contact: Miss Janet May

Other offices in: Winchester

Email: janet.may@parissmith.co.uk

Website: www.parissmith.co.uk


Paris Smith LLP
Number One
London Road
SO15 2AE

Telephone: 023 8048 2482
Fax: 023 8063 1835
Contact: Miss Janet May

Email: janet.may@parissmith.co.uk


Paris Smith LLP
9 Parchment Street
SO23 8AT

Telephone: 02380 482482
Contact: Miss Janet May

Email: janet.may@parissmith.co.uk

Miss Janet May Member of the Law Society and an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Environmen  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Ruth Harding Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute  [ E-mail ]

Mr Peter Kershaw  [ E-mail ]

Mr Joshua Lambert  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Farms, Horticulture, Option Agreements, Planning & Development


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, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals


Design Layout, Implementation

Economic Development

Feasibility Studies


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, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Oil & Gas, Site Design Layout, Utilities


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management, Local Plan Making


Land use

Minerals & Waste

Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Feasibility Studies, Site Appraisals


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

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Car Parks

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      125
Total Professional Staff      84
Chartered Town Planners      3
Legal Firms      Yes

Paris Smith LLP has a niche Planning Consultancy which offers a comprehensive range of planning services, together with legal support.

We have extensive experience in all areas of the planning process and in dealing with complex development projects of local, regional and national importance. We offer clear and precise advice at all stages of the planning process, to advise and guide decisions on development proposals.

We pride ourselves on offering a “one stop shop” approach to planning in an efficient and cost effective way, understanding our client’s aspirations and helping them to achieve them in a timely fashion.

We act for a variety of clients from both the public and private sectors including local authorities, charities, healthcare providers, retailers, commercial business, housing developers, sports clubs, leisure operators and land and property owners.

Our services include:-

  • Advising on town planning issues, assessing policy impacts, preliminary site feasibility studies.
  • Analysis of planning issues, advising on the probability of achieving planning permission.
  • Identifying the main issues involved and promoting strategies to address them including political lobbying, public consultation exercises and consultation with strategy bodies.
  • Tracking the progress of development plans and making representations.
  • Making planning applications, preparation of all supporting documentation e.g. Design and Access statements, presenting at Planning Committees.
  • Retail Impact Assessments
  • Legal representation at Planning Appeals including preparation of supporting material and written evidence.
  • Expert witnesses at planning inquiries.
  • Environmental Assessments and project management of EIAs. *Project managing major development projects including interviewing and appointing relevant external consultants.
  • Development briefs
  • Renewable energy and waste planning
  • Negotiation and drafting of Section 106, 278 and 38 Agreements
  • Preparation of compulsory purchase orders (including valuation assessments)
  • Community involvement in stakeholder consultations
  • Planning research
  • Listed Building and Conservation Area advice.
  • Advertisement consents
  • Agricultural and horticultural developments