Cheffins Planning and Development is one element in the partnership's diverse range of professional services, which also includes residential, commercial and rural property management, property auctions, commercial and professional valuations, and a full range of agricultural and rural business services. The partnership has a network of offices in Ely, Newmarket, Saffron Walden and Haverhill as well as its Headquarters in Cambridge. We can assist you at all stages in the development process, from initial policy advice and advocacy, through submission of planning applications to negotiation with planning authorities, and project delivery. Our solutions are realistic and underpinned by specialist valuation and investment advice. We can monitor emerging development plans to identify development opportunities and advise on policy implications for landowners. We can also submit representations on Development Plan Documents and give evidence at Public Examinations, seeking to influence policy making for our clients benefit. Advice is also offered on the implications of new legislation and guidance. For larger development projects we can advise on the need for environmental assessment, agree the scope of any assessment with the planning authority, put together teams of specialist consultants and manage the environmental assessment process. We can also prepare and submit applications for listed building consent and deal with a range of urban design and conservation projects.

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Local & Strategic Planning: Minerals Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Local & Strategic Planning: Transport Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Waste Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Duty to Cooperate

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan - Viability Assessments

Conservation: Design Layout

Conservation: Townscape Impact Analysis

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Building Restoration

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Covenants

Legal: Land Tribunals

Legal: Public Inquiries

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Countryside & Environment: Coastal Planning

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Management Strategies

Countryside & Environment: Countryside Access Strategies

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

Countryside & Environment: Ecological Surveys

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: Rights of Way

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Horticulture

Agriculture: Liveries

Agriculture: Small Holdings

Agriculture: DEFRA - Consultancy Advice

Agriculture: Option Agreements

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Business: Offices

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Design: Design Layout

Economic Development: Viability Assessment

Economic Development: Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies

Economic Development: Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Economic Development: Marketing

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Housing: Viability Assessments

Housing: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Service Industry

Industrial: Technological Industry

Industrial: Utilities

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Affordable Housing Viability

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 75 Agreements

Probity: Professional Misconduct Investigation

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Retail: Site Design Layout

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Urban Regeneration: Blight

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: Compulsory Purchases

Urban Regeneration: Rural & Village Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Minerals & Waste: Mineral Local Plans

Minerals & Waste: Waste Local Plans

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Marine: Spatial planning

Marine: Land use

Marine: Ports

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Infrastructure: Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies

Infrastructure: Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination

Infrastructure: Health Assessments

Infrastructure: Duty to Cooperate