Town Planning and Development

CERTIFICATES OF LAWFULNESS

Applications for certificates in relation to existing, or proposed use of land or buildings
Establishing non-abandonment of use. Establishing lawful implementation of planning permission

SECTION 106 AGREEMENTS

Negotiation for Planning Agreements for obligations, and unilateral undertakings
Renegotiation for modification or discharge of s106 agreements and obligations
Applications to Lands Tribunal under s84 LPA 1925 to discharge s52 or s106 Agreements

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Strategic advice on all aspects of affordable housing agreements and delivery mechanisms

PLANNING STATUS REPORTS

Identifying and interpreting planning policy, criteria and constraints, to maximize development site potential

FORMAL OBJECTIONS

Advice to and Objections on behalf of affected neighbours, and community groups, where there is merit

LEGAL ISSUES

Advice and guidance on site access, visibility lines, easements, other rights and procurement of services to site
Negotiation with 3rd Parties for rights. Ransom strips. Requisition of water and drainage connection rights.

DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Client representations and promotion of sites for inclusion in emerging LDP`s
Advocacy at Public Examination of Plans

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Presenting and promoting Clients development schemes, pre-application, by leading consultation with local communities, Community Councils, and other local stakeholders, including public meetings.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS & APPEALS

PLANNING APPLICATIONS & APPEALS

  • Advice on all aspects of planning law, policy and procedure
  • Pre-application advice to the Client, and consultations with Officers, if appropriate
  • Applications for single or multiple new-build, estates, conversions, division, extension, change of use, improved access, enclosure and extension of curtilage, wind turbines
  • Rural Barn conversions, Replacement dwellings, Advertisements, Listed Building consents
  • Design & Access Statements. Housing Needs Assessments, Streetscape Analysis, Locality Analysis
  • Welsh Language Impact Assessments
  • Oral Presentation of applications to Planning Committees
  • Presentations of proposals to the Design Commission for Wales
  • Advice and guidance on the legitimacy of planning conditions, and the discharge of pre-conditions
  • Removal of agricultural and other conditions
  • Collaborative working with allied design professionals and consultants to make quality development happen
  • Appeals by written representations, Hearing, or Public Inquiry : success rate 80% over the past 5 years
  • Direct Professional Access to the Bar, if appropriate Challenges of decisions by Judicial Review, if required
  • Enforcement Notice appeals