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Planning & Environmental Law

A comprehensive knowledge of planning and environmental law is fundamental to every development project. Glanvilles Commercial Property solicitors have the experience and expertise to handle all your planning matters. 

We have advised and assisted on schemes of all types and sizes – from working with developers on the planning requirements for major retail schemes right down to the legal arrangements involved in development infrastructure such as drainage and sewer systems.

Examples of the planning process we regularly advise on are set out below. For information relating to these or any other aspect of planning and/or environmental law, please contact our Commercial Property department.

 

Advice for Developers

Our Commercial Property team advise developers and land owners across the South East on a wide range of complex planning law issues. The team works with its clients and their advisory team to achieve their development objectives or to protect their property interests.

We have a variety of clients in the private sector and we advise these clients on:-

  • Planning applications
  • Strategic planning
  • Core strategy/DPD’s
  • Enabling development
  • Pre-application and land law issues
  • Planning Obligations/ Section 106 Agreements
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations
  • Planning appeals
  • Enforcement
  • All Planning related appeals
  • Land Drainage - Section 104 Agreements
  • Listed Buildings
  • Highways Law
  • Highways Works Agreements – Section 38 & Section 278 Agreements
  • Public Rights of Way
  • Common Land and Village Greens
  • Trees and Hedgerows
  • High Court Proceedings
  • Planning Injunctions

 

Advice for Home Owners

If you are seeking to increase the value or maximize and expand the use of your property or land by gaining planning permission careful consideration and navigation of the Planning Law system will be required.

Planning Law is recognised as being an extremely complex area, so complex that a designated Planning Court has recently been established in the High Court. We are experienced in successfully advising property and land owners on:-

  • Permitted development
  • Planning applications
  • Strategic planning
  • Core strategy/DPD’s
  • Enabling development
  • Pre-application and land law issues
  • Planning Obligations/ Section 106 Agreements
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations
  • Planning appeals
  • Enforcement
  • All Planning related appeals
  • Land Drainage - Section 104 Agreements
  • Listed Buildings
  • Highways Law
  • Highways Works Agreements – Section 38 & Section 278 Agreements
  • Public Rights of Way
  • Common Land and Village Greens
  • Trees and Hedgerows
  • High Court Proceedings

 

Advice for Community Action Groups

If a third party, a group or community faces threat from a proposed development or a recent grant of planning permission there are a number of ways you can seek to defend your interest. This inevitably involves navigating the complex Planning Law system. It is important in these situations that you seek practical and cost effective Planning Law advice as early in the process as possible.

We advise third parties, community action groups and Parish Councils in opposing proposed developments, and on planning law issues such as:-

  • Planning applications
  • Strategic planning
  • Core strategy/DPD’s
  • Planning Obligations/ Section 106 Agreements
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations
  • Planning appeals
  • Enforcement
  • All Planning related appeals
  • Public Rights of Way
  • Common Land and Village Greens
  • Trees and Hedgerows
  • High Court Proceedings
  • Planning Injunctions

 

Please contact our Commercial Property department for specialist legal advice here.