Land and property are a businesses greatest assets
It’s important to abide by the planning and environmental law policies. Our solicitors can advise on all aspects of planning work, including, advising and negotiating on all types of development proposals and in taking planning applications and appeals through all their stages, as well as negotiating and drafting Planning Obligations.
Using knowledge, experience and creative thinking, we provide practical solutions to your planning problems.
Important things to consider:
- It’s important to keep up to date with the planning and environmental law committee because they are always posting updates about how the legislation is changing.
- While creating a planning application and environmental impact assessment you need to show you can follow the planning and environmental law. You should show you can appreciate the rules and regulations of planning and the environment.
Help can be provided for both developers and individuals concerned with the environment. As a result, our solicitors are there for you whether you’re seeking permission for housing and planning developments or protecting the environment and heritage.
Support and guidance with every stage
Our expert lawyers can create strategic plans to help you abide by planning and environmental law. We can help developers, landowners, investors, financiers, business owners, private individuals and local planning authorities.
Our expertise covers a range of tasks including promoting developments and negotiating planning obligations. Also, we can help with minimising legal risks and challenges and helping our clients with planning applications.
We make the process of receiving and dealing with a planning enforcement order as stress free as possible.
If you receive an Order check what options are available to you and that it is a valid order. Remember the planning enforcement order may be void if the council does not know all the names of the owners and occupiers or if the order is too vague. It could also be invalid if the enforcement notice is inaccurate. Seek advice as to whether you have grounds to appeal the Order, don’t just jump straight in. We will work with you to build as comprehensive and well-structured a case as is possible. An order will only be granted if the court is satisfied that a breach of control has been deliberately concealed. Refraining from informing the authorities does not count.
A planning enforcement order is a document issued by a local council if they feel planning control in their jurisdiction has been breached, it most likely means you’ve failed to adhere to a specific condition of granted planning permission. There are several different types of planning enforcement orders including enforcement notices, as well as stop notices. The Local Planning Authority must have sufficient evidence of a breach to even justify applying to the Magistrate’s Court for a planning enforcement order. The application for the order must be served on the owner and the occupier of the land and on anyone else who would be materially affected by enforcement action.
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