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Private clients

If you find the planning process is a maze then I can help guide you through it.

From house extensions to new houses, from projects within the grounds of a house to introducing additional uses alongside domestic ones and much, much more. I can work with private clients at whatever stage they are in their project

At the outset, I can offer advice on options, strategy and tactics. I can identify opportunities and approaches you may not have known were available. I can assess how likely it is your case will succeed.

I can come on board as part of an existing development team, working alongside for example your architect. Or I can put together and manage on your behalf a project team of relevant professionals to deliver a successful planning outcome.

To help improve a projects chance of success I can produce a Planning Statement. This explains to the council why approval should be given for what you want to do. I can also prepare and submit planning and other types of application, and then once the application is made I can liaise and if necessary negotiate with the council on your behalf.

Other areas of work I can help with include

  • Planning appeals against a decision by a council – advising on whether an appeal is the best course of action and if so then how best to pursue it.
  • Lawfulness issues – where you may want to prove something is or would be lawful, or where perhaps it is alleged something has been done without the proper approvals.
  • Policy work – to get a site allocated for a particular use or range of uses in a local or neighbourhood plan or to seek to influence the content of a plan in some other way.
  • Advocacy work – advice and representation if you are concerned about how a proposed development may affect you.

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