Our team can help you interpret the terms of your planning agreement. From what is the effect of a planning permission through to explaining specific conditions.
Planning outcomes and terminology can be confusing.
We can help you understand.
The Team’s vast experience means there are few planning situations they haven’t encountered. This gives our clients peace of mind in knowing they are working with trusted and professional Town and Country Planning experts who can effectively interpret proposals and guidelines.
We work with a number of clients to help them understand the terms of any planning permission and conditions involved, clarifying the legal outcomes and terminology where confusion arises, such as:
What is the effect of a planning permission?
Has the permission been implemented?
What does a condition mean?
Is there a fall back?
Is something an ‘ancillary’ use?
Is a change material?
The Team’s vast experience means there are few planning situations they haven’t encountered. This gives our clients peace of mind in knowing they are working with trusted and professional town and country planning experts who can effectively interpret proposals and guidelines.
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Adding value to your property assets means successfully negotiating the maze of planning and environmental regulations and liabilities. Our experienced and expert team provide strategic and proactive advice to help you deliver on the legal aspects required.
- Suzanne Tucker
If you have an enquiry in relation to Town and County Planning or want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.
It is often important to instruct a Solicitor to interpret a planning permission, including as to what the document actually gives permission for, the requirements of a condition/s which are attached to the permission and how they might limit the use or development. For example:
· A failure to comply with conditions requiring something to be done prior to commencement can mean that any works done under a planning permission are unlawful. Understanding which conditions might have that effect can be particularly important, in understanding whether the permission has been lawfully implemented – if it has not been, the permission may have expired and any existing works rendered unlawful.
· a condition may restrict the use of the land or prevent reliance on certain permitted development rights
The interpretation of planning permission can be complex and it is important, especially when buying, selling and leasing property to fully understand what the permission allows, in order to understand whether a new occupier/purchaser might require a fresh planning permission for their proposed activity.
We once again have received excellent service from the Town and Country Planning department in advising us in regards to land subject to a DCO and dealing with potential CPO matters. The department was also ably supported by other members of team, when it came no negotiating the disposal of some of the land-holding.
Great planning advice. Wouldn't go anywhere else 10/10.