Stakeholder and Community Engagement
We regularly advise our clients on stakeholder engagement strategies to work with Local Authorities, interest groups and neighbours, to ensure that development proposals are managed sensitively and successfully.
Where a planning permission requires a legal agreement to secure mitigation of site specific impacts, we advise our clients and negotiate the heads of terms in the quickest possible timeframe whilst keeping potential financial outlay to a minimum.
Planning Due Diligence
We undertake full planning due diligence to advise on lawful use, compliance with existing planning conditions and comment on changes that may be made without the need for planning permission.
Although we work closely with Local Authorities to secure planning permission wherever possible, from time to time it is necessary to appeal. We advise on the most appropriate appeal procedure working closely with planning barristers and the appeal team and often acting as Expert Witness at public inquiries.