My services include:
Providing an initial appraisal outlining your chances of obtaining planning permission.
Co-ordinating a pre-application approach to the Council.
Managing and submitting your planning application and keeping you informed of its progress.
If planning permission is refused or if you have unacceptable conditions imposed on your consent, I can lodge an appeal and present a comprehensive, well argued case that maximises your chances of success.
Dealing with any planning enforcement problems you may have, e.g by negotiating with the Council to avoid enforcement action or submitting an appeal against an enforcement notice
Making local plan and LDF representations on your behalf.
Negotiating with the Council on all planning matters.
I am a highly experienced chartered town planner with an extensive knowledge of town planning law, policies, and procedures, with a specialist knowledge of enforcement matters, including Lawful Development Certificates.
I will keep you informed at all key stages of the progress of your application, appeal or other project.
My philosophy is to maintain a good working relationship with Council planning officers avoiding unnecessary delay, conflict and confrontation.
My fees are based on an hourly rate.
I can provide you with a without obligation fee estimate and a summary of your prospects of success.
Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar
Legal: Public Inquiries
Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans
Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring
Conservation: Conservation Areas
Conservation: Listed Buildings
Conservation: Urban Conservation
Agriculture: Agricultural Developments
Agriculture: Barn Conversions
Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds
Business: Change of Use
Business: Car Parking / Access
Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises
Business: Lawful Development Certificates
Business: New Premises
Business: Working from Home
Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders
Housing: Housing Design Layout
Design: Urban Design
Health Planning: Cemeteries
Health Planning: Health Centres
Health Planning: Hospices
Health Planning: Hospital
Health Planning: Nursing Homes
Housing: Affordable Housing
Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage
Housing: Car Parking
Housing: House Extensions
Housing: Light Issues
Housing: Residential Developments
Housing: Social Housing
Industrial: Light Industry
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)
Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt
Research: Research / Surveys
Research: Site Appraisals
Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds
Retail: Car Boot Sales
Retail: Change of Use
Retail: Town Centres
Tourism & Leisure: Amusement 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: Health Clubs
Tourism & Leisure: Hotels
Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses
Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants
Transport: Transport Impact Studies
Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites
Minerals & Waste: Waste Disposal
Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling
Minerals & Waste: Landfill
Agriculture: Planning & Development
Agriculture: Development Applications
Enforcement: Remedial Action
Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies
Employment: Distribution and Warehousing
Conservation: Design Layout
Countryside & Environment: Green Belt
Urban Regeneration: Design
Local Authority Services: Development Management
Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services