Policy Representations

We can quickly grasp client’s current operational requirements and business needs and are well versed in explaining, in plain English, how client’s activities are compatible with local authority objectives and how they, as well as the industries in which they operate, benefit local communities.  Conversely, we are able to recognise how planning policies can be changed to protect clients’ interests, assist their objectives and ensure their operations are not compromised.

We therefore prepare and submit representations to a range of planning policy documents from Local Plans, Core Strategies, Site Allocations, Area Actions Plans, Development Management Policies, Planning Briefs for individual sites, Conservation Area Appraisals, Supplementary Planning Documents to Evidence Base Documents.

Policy Representations services include: 

• Preparation and submission of representations seeking to influence policy making for our clients’ benefit;

• Examination statements - preparation of written evidence;

• Examination attendance - provision of verbal evidence at examination hearing sessions; and,

• Monitoring services – monitoring emerging policy documents to identify development opportunities and advise on policy implications for landowners.

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We provide a complete planning service to a range of private and public sector clients including property owners, occupiers, developers, investors, institutions and local planning authorities in the residential, commercial, renewables, leisure and agricultural sectors. Our advice is based on extensive knowledge of the ever-complex and fast-changing UK planning system.  This enables us to provide bespoke and cost-effective advice at all stages of development from project inception, spatial master planning to negotiating final project delivery. We pride ourselves on always offering one principal point of contact which means our advice is always consistent and provided in a timely manner.  It also means that each member of our team embraces responsibility.  Our collaborative way of working with other technical specialists means we are experts at finding solutions to assist in unlocking latent value. The Planning Process   The basis for decision making is set out on planning legislation, that is, “if regard is to be had to the development plan for the purposes of any determination to be made under the Planning Acts the determination must be made in accordance with the plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise". We apply this approach to each of our planning services.  Our Services We offer the following services: • Planning Strategy Formulation • Planning Appraisals • Planning Applications & Appeals • Community & Stakeholder Engagement • Environmental Impact Assessment • Planning Obligation Negotiation • Land Promotion • Policy Representations • Monitoring Services • Master Planning & Development Briefs • Due Diligence   Contact Us

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