Planning

Commercially-minded, strategic advice and practical support from well-respected planning experts.

Specialist advice to help you keep pace

Planning law is fast moving and everchanging and can have a significant effect on asset value and the way a business can operate. We provide specialist advice on planning law across all sectors for both contentious and non-contentious matters. We can not only help you navigate planning regulations; we can help you maximise value and achieve the best practical outcome for you.

Guided by a renowned planning expert

Our head of planning, Amanda Beresford, ranks highly in The Legal 500 and was named as one of the top 20 planning solicitors in the UK by the Planning Law Survey. A qualified planner, as well as a solicitor, she has over 20 years’ experience working with planning, environmental, compulsory purchase and highways law. And is a well-respected author on planning with a great depth and breadth of knowledge and strong contacts in this sphere.

Whatever your planning issue, we can help

Our services cover a wide range of issues, from listed buildings to highway closure and from permitted development to sites of special scientific interest. We also act for a broad spread of clients, including residential and commercial developers, infrastructure providers, land and property owners and local authorities. Whether you need support from the start to finish of a project or advice on one specific matter, we’re here for you.

A clear, efficient approach

Whenever you turn to us, you can expect clear, commercially astute and strategically decisive advice. We understand how pivotal planning can be to a project and the importance of time and cost-efficiency. We always present the realities and options in a way that’s easy to understand. So you have the information you need to make decisions and are clear on the next steps and how to manage the process to achieve the best results.

What areas do we cover?

  • Community infrastructure levy
  • Environmental assessment
  • Highways closure and diversion orders
  • Permitted development
  • Planning due diligence
  • Scheduled ancient monuments
  • Development consent orders
  • Heritage legislation
  • Listed buildings
  • Planning appeals
  • Planning enforcement, judicial reviews and legal challenges
  • Sites of special scientific interest

For advice you can rely on, contact us today

0300 124 0406
enquiries@schofieldsweeney.co.uk

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