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Town Planning

Our professional planning consultancy service provides independent professional advice to clients on a wide range of town planning matter.

We can advise on:

  • Lawful use of land and property
  • Permitted Development
  • Development Potential
  • Identify development constraints including: Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Green Belt, Tree Preservation Orders, Flood Risk, Environmental Impact, Dorset Heathlands
  • Viability appraisals
Our services include:
Preliminary Planning Advice Sibbett Gregory

  • To land and property owners seeking to enhance the value.
    • Assessment of Planning policy constraints.
    • Information to support applications.
    • Experts to provide specialist input and evidence to applications.
  • To developers contemplating purchasing sites for investment/development.
    • Planning policy constraints.
  • To architects and clients following unfavourable planning decisions.
    • Prospects and evidence.

Planning Applications Sibbett Gregory

  • Case management
  • Pre-application consultation
  • Identify and assemble team
  • Public Involvement
  • Environmental Impact Assessment, screening, scoping and preparation of statements
  • Prepare Planning (Design and Access) Statements, including examination of 5 year housing land supply, landscape impact and sequential testing.
  • Collate drawings, reports and Planning Obligations (S106)
  • Online-submission
  • Monitor, negotiate and lobby
  • Presentation at committee
  • Advise applicants following decision. Examine conditions, reasons for refusal, officer reports. Consider options.

Enforcement Sibbett Gregory

  • Advise following threat of enforcement action regarding lawfulness of use or operation, enforceability and planning merits.
  • Negotiate solution, appeals

Appeals Sibbett Gregory

  • Advise on procedure, timescale, scope of evidence, cost and likelihood of success.
  • Manage case
  • Prepare Grounds of Appeal and collate evidence
  • On-line submission
  • Conduct appeals by way of:
    • Written procedure
    • Hearing procedure
    • Public Inquiries
  • For Inquiry procedure we advise re choice of advocate, prepare a brief to counsel, liaise with advocate and other expert witnesses, prepare evidence and present at inquiry.
  • Following appeal. Study decision and advise client.

Challenges in the High Court and Judicial Review Sibbett Gregory

  • Brief to counsel for advice or to challenge/respond to challenge.
  • Prepare Statements and affidavits

Promoting land for development through the development plan process Sibbett Gregory

  • Identify sites in Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
  • Local Plan process:-
    • Advise clients of impacts of policies on their business and property aspirations.
    • Make written representations at all stages of process
    • Press for inclusion in and make representations at Examination in Public.
  • Neighbourhood Plans:-
    • Monitor and Advise clients
    • Promote sites/Oppose proposals which impact on clients aspirations.
    • Seek inclusion at Examination of Plans.
    • Report to clients.
  • Compulsory purchase objections and Blight Notices

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