Planning

 

Our in-house team comprises specialisms relating to all aspects of planning and related matters whether you are a business or an individual with specific planning needs, a developer or someone wanting to register an objection to planning-related issues.

From site acquisition to defence to enforcement matters, we are here to help.  We act for a number of developers, advise on urban and rural matters, and have lawyers with specialist agricultural knowledge, specialisms in tourism, leisure and entertainment sectors, and those with Royal Town Planning Institute Membership and one of very few lawyers who is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Acoustics.


We can help you with:

  • Planning advice and applications
  • Objections to Planning Applications
  • Representation before Planning Committees
  • Planning Appeals – lodging appeals, providing representation at hearings and Inquiries
  • Judicial Review & High Court Challenges
  • Certificates of Lawful Use
  • Neighbourhood Plans
  • Representations to Consultations & draft Planning Policies
  • Conservation & Listed Building Issues


Defence to Planning Enforcement Matters including:

  • Breach of Condition Notices
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Untidy Site Notices
  • Hedges, fences & landscaping issues


Specialist knowledge of Acoustic & Noise-related matters including those relating to:

  • Nuisance
  • Noise abatement Notices
  • Licensed Premises, Leisure Sites, Sports Stadia

Our teams work across departments to assist with regulatory matters which may involve several specialisms, in addition to the above, to include food law, data protection, health & safety, animal welfare and environmental issues. Lawyers undertake their own advocacy, and some have Higher Rights of Audience.

What clients say ...

"Following 3 enforcement notices we looked for some professional help and were recommended to Sandra.  We immediately felt very comfortable with her and it was clear that she knew the ins and outs of the planning process in fine detail.  She quickly got to the heart of the matter and proceeded to advise us as how best to rescue the situation. All in all this was a magnificent result but the most impressive aspect of our dealings with Sandra was the commercial attitude, unusual with lawyers, all the time weighing up risk against reward."

 

Consultants

Sandra Graham
Consultant Solicitor and Notary Public
Licensing, Planning
01202 339002
07881343978
Licensing, Planning