Making Sense of the Planning Regime
The planning regime can be a frustrating and complex environment, often requiring an understanding of planning law, policy, the duties of local authorities and statutory bodies, and the rights of individuals and applicants. Therefore, our multi-disciplinary background makes us well-placed to bring these various strands together.
Guiding Clients through the Process
Being a niche practice, we provide a highly personal and flexible service, focussed on understanding the client’s needs, objectives and development pressures, providing clear and realistic advice on the likely time and costs involved. We work with clients in forming a clear strategy focussed on providing results within an agreed timescale.
We work closely with builders, architects, agents and other property professionals to help add value to development, whether seeking to extend an existing property, redevelop sites, or develop vacant or underused land. We also advise residents in protecting their interests with regard to proposed development.
Flexible Fee Structure
We recognise the importance to clients of providing a highly responsive planning service sharing in the ‘risk’ of development, and we appreciate the costs and delays to clients incurred by the planning system. We therefore look to structure our fees to reflect this. Often, this entails a low base fee and a success fee linked to a satisfactory planning decision. In any event, we will always seek to agree a fee that the job justifies rather than what we can get for it.