Paris Smith LLP

NameParis Smith LLP

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

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Conservation: Design Layout

Conservation: Ancient Monuments

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Legal: Public Inquiries

Legal: Advocacy

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Covenants

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Land Tribunals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: Rights of Way

Countryside & Environment: SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest)

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

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

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Agriculture: Option Agreements

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Applications

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Horticulture

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout

Design: Implementation

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Plans

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Health Planning: Cemeteries

Health Planning: Crematoriums

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Hospices

Health Planning: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Industrial: Site Design Layout

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction

Industrial: Mining

Industrial: Oil & Gas

Industrial: Mobile Phone Masts

Industrial: Utilities

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Contractual Disputes

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Car Boot Sales

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Factory Outlet Centres

Retail: Markets

Retail: Motorway Service Areas

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Retail: Site Design Layout

Retail: Impact Tests

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Tourism & Leisure: Amusement Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

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: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Rambling

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Stadiums

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Transport: Car Parks

Urban Regeneration: Blight

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Urban Regeneration: Compulsory Purchases

Urban Regeneration: Waterfront Sites

Urban Regeneration: Design

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Minerals & Waste: Waste Disposal

Minerals & Waste: Minerals/Aggregates Extraction

Minerals & Waste: Quarries

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Local Authority Services: Development Management

Local Authority Services: Local Plan Making

Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services

Marine: Land use

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Remedial Action

Enforcement: Prosecution

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices