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brains offers specialist expertise, representation and advice on all planning and planning-related matters.
Our expertise covers all aspects of planning law, policy and procedure.  We are fully up to speed with the many recent changes to the planning system nationally and locally. We are therefore able to advise on the very latest position in terms of planning policy and procedure and to suggest strategies or solutions that others may not even have thought of.

We are happy to be instructed either from the outset of a project or at a later stage in more of a troubleshooter role where necessary.  Many planning applications and queries get bogged down in delays caused by complexity or procedural obstacles.  Often what is required is a fresh view of the matter and an innovative approach to break the logjam.

We provide straightforward and practical advice focussed on the problem you need to overcome or the objectives you want to achieve.

Our in-house planning expert Peter Edwards is always on hand to support our property team with any planning issues that arise in the conveyancing process and this enables us to deal with such transactions more efficiently.

If you think you may need help or advice on any of the following please contact
peter.edwards@brainssolicitors.co.uk to find out how we may assist you;

  • development plan representations
  • planning applications and appeals
  • listed building consent
  • breaches of planning rules and enforcement
  • certificates of lawfulness
  • permitted development rights and change of use
  • planning conditions including occupancy or holiday use restrictions
  • s.106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy
  • compulsory purchase
  • highways and public rights of way
  • tree preservation orders
  • representations on, and objections to, proposed development
  • localism and neighbourhood planning
  • planning issues arising from the intended sale or purchase of property