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            Planning

            Our specialist lawyers have considerable experience of all aspects of planning and related law, advising both private and public sector clients on a full range of planning issues, including major developments and infrastructure projects. 

            At DWF we work hard to ensure that our clients get the very best, market-leading expertise. Our development team is complimented by our full service sector offering, which includes; Investment & Funds, Asset Management, Housing, Construction, Planning, Local Government, Tax, Corporate, Commercial Occupier and Real Estate Litigation all enabling us to assist our clients on a wide range of issues.

            Our planning team provides regional and national support to our clients, providing focused, clear, commercial and pragmatic advice. The team has the breadth and depth to support on all types of projects. We like to work closely with our clients to understand and appreciate their business strategies and commercial objectives and provide timely, pragmatic and commercial planning advice in a cost-effective manner, taking into account consideration of their strategic ambitions and working preferences.

            Our specialist lawyers have considerable experience of all aspects of planning and related law, advising both private and public sector clients on a full range of planning issues, including major developments and infrastructure projects. The team have significant first-hand experience of working, at a senior level, within local planning authorities.

            The team's experience includes consenting of energy and nationally significant infrastructure projects, renewables, major regeneration schemes, compulsory purchase, town and country planning and highways.

            The team combine a detailed understanding of the law with both sector knowledge and practical experience, applying a proactive and collaborative approach.

            The team are experienced at providing advice in:

            • All aspects of planning and highway law (including public rights of way);
            • Compulsory purchase and compensation in respect of energy, transport, housing and regeneration, and retail acting for both promoters and objectors to compulsory purchase order schemes, from specific compensation issues to strategic advice on land assembly and CPO process;  
            • Judicial review;
            • Providing planning due diligence in respect of significant real estate transactions; 
            • The promotion of, and objections to, development consent, transport and works act orders;
            • Reviewing planning application documents e.g. environmental statement and draft committee report to de-risk the application and minimise the prospects of any legal challenge succeeding;
            • All aspects of planning and highways agreements and financial obligations e.g. S106, S278, S38 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy; 
            • Managing public inquiries whether following a planning appeal, call-in or to secure confirmation of a compulsory purchase order.

            Get in touch with our planning team to discuss how we can assist you

            Helen Robinson

            • Senior Associate

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