Our specialist Planning lawyers in St Albans can advise whether planning permission is necessary, assist with planning applications and progress planning appeals
The value of a Planning solicitor or Planning consultant being involved in a planning application will vary from scheme to scheme. However due to the ever changing legal environment we recommend that you work with a Planning solicitor or Planning consultant from the pre application stage of the planning process.
Planning permission is not always necessary, depending on the project it may be possible to simply apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness. Our solicitors can advise you on whether you can bypass the planning system and still achieve your desired outcome.
What can we DO to help you?
If planning permission is required our solicitor will meet with you to understand your goals and discuss any likely practical and legal constraints. By anticipating issues right at the start of your project we can help you to avoid costly mistakes and speed up the application process.
If you have had planning permission refused then our solicitors can help you to progress a planning appeal. Their local knowledge and experience means they have a good track record of achieving positive results at appeal.
Initially we will meet with you to understand what you are trying to achieve and investigate why your application has been refused. We will then give you honest, realistic advice on whether a planning appeal is likely to be successful. Should you decide to proceed to appeal, we will agree a strategy with you that will give your project the best chance of achieving the necessary planning permission.