The planning process (and related areas) can be difficult to navigate and each planning application (and its impacts) is often met with an increasing amount of public and regulatory scrutiny.
Early engagement with specialist legal advisors can assist in reducing risk and creating a robust and lawful planning permission, complying with the regulatory aspects associated with development. We would assist you by carrying out a regulatory risk audit to help inform a strategy (identifying areas of potential opportunities but also weaknesses (which need careful expertise and attention)).
The planning and environmental regulatory framework can appear unyielding and hard to interpret at times– that’s what we are here for; to listen, to explain, to strategise and to solve. We work through the complexities of (amongst other things):
We also advise on strategies to implement planning permissions and regularise a position on site through securing a certificate of lawfulness (whether proposed or existing).
All those regulatory aspects would typically be deduced and considered at the very early stages of procuring a planning application (in what we call the ‘regulatory risk audit’), with a clear strategy reached which serves all stakeholders’ primary objectives. The application of such strategy should then result in a permission which is lawful, robust, viable, (and importantly) implementable from the developer’s perspective. Our mission, right from the start, would be to assist you in securing that very permission.