Urban and London Planning
We have experience of working for developers both as a town planner and a legal adviser. In the public sector these include Councils, the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
Outside London we advise in the Home Counties (e.g. Surrey, Sussex, Hertfordshire) and Oxfordshire.
London Borough Planning
Our background combined with the network of relationships across London can speed up project implementation.
We have obtained planning consents from many London boroughs e.g. Barnet, Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster City. We have experience of development sites in OPDC, Brent, Ealing and Newham.
We monitor town planning policy changes across London and consider the implications for growth and property development.
In 2019 we will see a new London Plan, new CIL rates and other emerging Borough development plans due for adoption. Housing reform is likely to bring change to land valuation methods and affordable housing obligations. The planning landscape is subject to regular change and never stands still.
Advising on major applications. Schemes include a mix of commercial uses and housing with masterplans and public realm proposals.
Site and design proposals for older people's housing.
Community uses such as schools, clubs and halls.
Estate planning including the One Public Estate programme.
London Plan policy reviews for clients. For example the treatment of strategic views, tall towers, housing and heritage policies.