The Town and Country Planning regime exists to regulate the development and use of land in the public interest. The operational framework is set nationally in both law and policy and local planning authorities are required to follow this framework in their decision-making. An extensive body of legislation establishes the powers and duties and the procedures involved. The aim of the planning system is to help deliver sustainable development; making sure that provision is made for development taking full account of economic, social, environmental and resource considerations. Inevitably, this leads to local planning authorities having to balance a number of competing interests.
We can advise on a range of planning matters generally including whether a proposal amounts to development, whether permitted development rights are applicable, the imposition of conditions on planning permission, whether a permission has been lawfully implemented, controls over demolition and controls over alterations to listed buildings.
Where necessary, we can also assist in criminal and civil proceedings in relation to suggested breaches of planning legislation.
Please call us on 01252 617119 to find out how we can assist you.