Our Planning team has a strong reputation within the real estate market both as technical experts, and for building strong and lasting relationships. Our advice and assistance to clients is at the cutting edge, and is tailored to the specific needs of each scheme.
Over the last five years, there have been dynamic changes to planning law: new legislation, policy and guidance introduced by the government have been controversial and transformational. Our planning lawyers are experts in navigating clients through the changing complexities of this specialist area of law.
Our clients are diverse. A typical day might involve advising the developers of the largest planning application in London ever (a development of over 15,000 residential units); helping a home owner in Kensington and Chelsea overcome local objections; and anything in between. This variety keeps us focused on each client's individual needs and aspirations.
Our clients include:
- property developers of all sizes (both in Central London, and across England and Wales)
- institutional investors
- those affected by compulsory purchase, whether the acquiring authority or displaced occupiers
- local authorities
- leisure, retail and restaurant occupiers and developers
- private individuals.
The Government has published its White Paper setting out far reaching proposals to reform the planning system with the aim to simplify, speed up and create more certainty in the planning process.
Giving a speech on 30 June 2020, Boris Johnson declared the UK government’s intention to deliver “the most radical reforms of our planning system since the end of the second world war” as it attempts to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.