Much of our work is London planning – we have project experience throughout England, providing services for the business community in the private and public sectors.
Major projects for private and public sector. Domestic and estate development where specialist planning expertise is required.
Prepare appeals on acceptability of development e.g. scheme design, volume, heritage response and scope of community benefits; Advice on appeals relating to Enforcement Notices; defending infrastructure schemes where there may be planning and legal issues.
Appeal experience includes challenge to tall towers in London (townscape assessment), defending rail and flood risk schemes, challenging basement development in residential schemes, challenging oil exploration (harm to land and water at risk).
Planning application reviews
Reviewing planning applications for public authorities; negotiating S106 Agreements.
Advising developers on longer term strategy to support scope of consents e.g. policy changes in draft Local Plans and the London Plan, both representation and submissions; advocacy at Examination in Public.
Advising on proposals for a range of developments including mixed uses and housing development, civic and community uses, masterplan proposals for developers and Councils (acting as developer).
Stakeholder engagement on behalf and with developers regarding mixed use proposals and policy regarding location of tall towers in London.
Heritage submissions to Ministers on behalf of the Mayor of London; planning applications for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas.
Making submissions on schemes to Planning Commitees and Design Review Panels; engaging with Scrutiny Committees.
Advising membership panels on professional issues including the Association of Consulting Engineers, the CBI.
Representations to Government
and Professional Institutes
Advising on the effects of High Speed 2 (HS2)
London advice to Camden Council on mitigating harm to the Council's commercial, residential and school estates.
Consents for Rail
Obtaining planning and environmental consents for Crossrail Ltd across London (outside legislation), defending East London Line for LB Tower Hamlets, & Hackney.
Wind farm consent, pipeline development, and site assembly.