Planning & Highways

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Specialist Planning and Highways Advice

Our solicitors represent and advise landowners and developers with planning applications, planning appeals, planning agreements and compulsory purchase orders. We can also help with highways law, public footpaths and traffic orders.

Working with the local highway authorities

We work alongside local highway authorities (Highways England) on issues involving the Highways Act 1980.  This includes the stopping up and diversion of highways for developers and dealing with public rights of way.

Maximising the value of your property

If you wish to maximise the value of your land or property by realising its full planning potential you will need lawyers who are familiar with the detail of the planning law system in England and Wales.

Planning application objections

If you are worried  about a planning application from a neighbour or developer affecting your property then we can guide you on making an effective objection.

Planning Agreements

If you are required to enter into a planning agreement in order to secure your planning permission, such as a s.106 Agreement, we can undertake the necessary drafting and negotiation on your behalf.

Planning Notices

If you have received a Planning Notice then our specialist lawyers are here to help.

Our expertise in planning and highways law includes:

Section 106 Agreements

Section 104 Agreements & drainage

Section 38 Agreements

Section 278 Agreements

Planning applications

Certificates of lawfulness

Permitted development

Advice on enforcement notices

CIL - Community Infrastructure Levies

Public rights of way

Agricultural Ties

Affordable local housing provisions

Unilateral or bilateral agreements

Planning appeals

Listed building law

Nick Arthur

Partner – Commercial Law
Head of Commercial Department, with expertise in businesses and company share acquisitions and disposals, partnerships and site assembly.

01271 349900
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Emma Reed

Partner – Corporate/Commercial
Emma specialises in commercial property including leasehold and development with experience of the care home sector.

01271 349940
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Emma Napper

Partner – Commercial Property
Emma specialises in Commercial Property and Licensing. She provides a BIIAB Level 2 National Certificate course to potential licencees.

01237 427925
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