"They are very good to deal with - very pleasant, pragmatic and co-operative."Chambers UK, 2019
Planning: There’s knowledge. And there’s practical knowledge
At a glance
Our planning team has a great deal of practical knowledge, including a partner who was formerly Chairman of a major London planning authority. This enhances our understanding of planning issues affecting acquisitions and disposals, including who best to talk to, and when. It’s a benefit we’re quick to turn to your advantage.
Dealing with planning can seem like aiming at a moving target. Any development may have many interested parties – councils, shopkeepers, landowners, schools – that need to be collaborated with. In addition, of course, to all the many and varied planning regulations.
Knowing what’s relevant, who has most influence and how best to manage the situation comes naturally to our team. We’re used to dealing with all types of planning agreements, highway agreements, compulsory purchase orders and other contentious and non-contentious matters. They frequently take time, and definitely require patience and determination. Qualities we regularly put to good use, as our many satisfied clients will confirm.
Advising developer Ocubis on the planning work for 36-46 Albert Embankment, located opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Advised on the purchase of a brownfield site near to London Luton Airport with planning for major regeneration scheme (GDV – 150m+).
Advising on the site acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of land in Southwark for a large mixed-use development.
Advising on the acquisition of an office block for the purpose of redeveloping the building into 45 studio flats pursuant to permitted development rights, together with advising on and attending to the subsequent section 106 agreement, substation lease and way leave agreements.