Garner Planning

NameGarner Planning

Chartered Town Planning and Development Consultants

Having worked for local planning authorities as a planning officer dealing with both planning applications and development plan preparation, followed by close to 20 years working within the development industry for Redrow Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Woodford Land and Barratt Homes in Land/Planning Manager and Director roles, means Chris Garner is able to combine an understanding of the local planning authority’s perspective with a commercial focus on achieving clients’ aspirations.

The Company is able to assist individual land or property owners, development companies, solicitors, chartered surveying practices, architects and other property related professionals with a range of planning issues.

Advice on the options and chances of securing permission for new build, conversion or change of use. Responding to issues raised by the planning authority in relation to an on-going or completed development. Development Plan representations to seek to secure a housing or commercial allocation. Pre-application community consultation exercises. Preparing planning applications and negotiating permissions. Negotiating S106 agreements to address issues such as affordable housing. Community Infrastructure Levy representations. Planning appeals, by written representation, informal hearing or public inquiry,where permission has been refused. Improving existing permissions by applying for the variation or removal of planning conditions or legal agreements. Responding to enforcement issues raised by the planning authority. District wide analysis to identify potential development opportunities. Site finding to meet the particular size and market requirements of individual development companies.

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Farms

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Housing Needs Studies

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Shops

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Agriculture: Option Agreements

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Research: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Research: Housing Needs Assessments

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Business: Offices

Infrastructure: Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination

Economic Development: Viability Assessment

Economic Development: Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies

Economic Development: Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination

Housing: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Affordable Housing Viability

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Statements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan - Viability Assessments