We provide the full range of planning services and can advise you in relation to strategy, tactics, policy, technical and consultation issues. We seek to develop constructive working relationships with officers, consultees, Members and the public in order to resolve areas of concern prior to application. If required we can be actively part of organising, inputting to and delivering community consultation events.
Where required we can provide detailed instructions to leading Counsel to inform their advice.
We then pull applications together, producing Planning Statements and other supporting information, before formally submitting to the Local Planning Authority.
Thereafter we continue to proactively work in a constructive manner to seek agreement on policy and technical issues and where possible agree proposed planning conditions and S106 Heads of Terms prior to determination. We can appear at planning committee meetings on behalf of the applicant and be involved in pre-determination Member briefings.
Where planning approval cannot be achieved we can provide expert witness services to a S78 Appeal and also represent clients at Examinations in Public of Local Plans.
Once planning permission has been achieved we can then discharge planning conditions in an efficient manner to enable development to commence promptly.