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Planning applications and appeals

We specialise in advising on planning applications and appeals for a range of clients. Once we have understood your situation and case, we undertake an objective review of the planning policies relevant to your proposal and as a result of our expertise and experience can bring added value to a difficult application to help it through the process by ensuring that all the important issues are thought through and dealt with.

We can assist with applications for Certificates of Lawful Development and advise whether Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are required for applications. We can also advise in relation to more challenging aspects of the process you may need to consider such as lawful fall backs and immunity.

On your behalf we will draft detailed submissions in support of your proposal and Statements of Case to fully support your application or appeal, always working transparently with you so you understand at all times the work we are undertaking and the timescales and costs involved.

We have been involved in many Hearings and Inquiries and can provide the advocacy required at this later stage of the process. We will also review the expert evidence to ensure it is as robust as possible.

Led by Solicitor-Advocate and Partner Niall Blackie, the FBC Manby Bowdler Town and Country Planning Team bring years of experience of tactics and strategy within the application and appeal process to every case handled, ensuring you have the greatest prospects of success.

If you have an enquiry in relation to a planning application or appeal or simply want to speak to a member of our expert Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.

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