Community Resource Planning
We can guide you through the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan, from initial evidence-gathering through to preparing for its Independent Examination.
Sometimes unwelcome development proposals can appear from out of the blue. We have extensive experience of advising both communities and individuals on how to focus objections to best effect.
We have extensive experience of acting for Local Planning Authorities in a variety of matters and we can provide concise, effective support for Local Authorities in dealing with a range of issues from community engagement to appeals.
We can guide you through the process of creating a Neighbourhood Plan, from initial evidence-gathering through to preparing for its Independent Examination. And if we haven’t been involved in your Plan’s preparation, one of our senior consultants can be appointed as an Independent Examiner to determine whether it’s ready to proceed to its referendum. Alongside our Neighbourhood Plan expertise, we can help you prepare a Neighbourhood Development Order through which the community can grant planning permission for specific types of development which it welcomes, such as affordable housing. If you want to make a positive influence on how your neighbourhood grows and evolves over the years ahead, start today by getting in contact.
Sometimes unwelcome development proposals can appear from out of the blue and threaten to blight your life or property. We have extensive experience of advising how communities and individuals can martial effective arguments against unwelcome proposed development. We have prepared written objections for submission to Local Planning Authorites, drafted letters to Councillors, addressed Planning Committees, given expert witness evidence presenting the community’s case at Public Inquiries, and have assisted in the Judicial Review process. If you’re worried about a development being proposed in your community, we can help.
Several of our planning consultants have previously worked at a Local Planning Authority, in Development Management and/or forward planning. We have extensive experience of acting for Local Planning Authorities at appeal, notably in defending Planning Committee decisions to refuse planning permission contrary to their Officers’ advice. We can assist in developing the evidence base for emerging Local Plans, from demographic assessments and retail studies through to comparative site assessments. If you’re a Local Planning Authority seeking independent expert assistance, do get in touch to understand more about how we can help.