Planning is the key to opportunities but can also be a minefield. We help our clients achieve their objectives by navigating the complexities of the system.
Our practical approach is underpinned by the belief that effective planning lawyers can have a hugely beneficial impact on the use of land and the creation of value in it.
We advise on the full range of planning and environment issues, from the land acquisition stage to scheme implementation. We can help with:
- effective cases for securing or objecting to site allocations and development plan policies
- applying for planning permissions, consents and lawful development certificates
- planning and enforcement appeals including written representations, hearings and public inquiries
- negotiating planning agreements and other statutory documents
- consultation and mediation procedures
- the environmental impact assessment process
Our team has extensive experience of representing landowners, developers and planning authorities, on projects including London 2012, the Elephant and Castle Early Housing Sites, the Brent Cross and Cricklewood Regeneration and the Arsenal Stadium Regeneration schemes.
Section 106 Agreements - a note for anyone developing land18 January 2019
When granting planning permission for development, local planning authorities often impose planning obligations on the party promoting the development. These obligations are usually contained in what are known as Section 106 Agreements or Planning Agreements – separate legal agreements that sit alongside the planning permission. Those agreements will, generally, bind the land to which the planning permission relates – so anyone who owns that land will be bound by the obligations.
Smart Floorspace Digitalising Retail Experience06 December 2018
Media coverage this year for the retail sector has been saturated with reports about the decline of the nation’s high streets.
Dougal Ainsley writes for The Planner: Lewis Silkin and the birth of the modern planning system27 July 2018
In an article for The Planner, Dougal Ainsley reflects on the impact of the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act steered through Parliament by the firms founder, the planning minister Lewis Silkin.
Lewis Silkin delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited20 June 2017
Lewis Silkin is delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited (a joint venture between the Sager Group of companies and US investment fund Cain Hoy) in providing legal services for the delivery of a major mixed use development of the former North London Post Sorting Office off Upper Street, Islington.
More than just a stadium…22 March 2017
However it’s done, whether being rebuilt from scratch (Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal), expanded (Liverpool) or converted from other uses (West Ham, Manchester City), one thing for certain is that football stadiums are big business. In this article, we explore some of the current projects and highlight some of the hot topics surrounding these cathedrals of the national game.
When councils can charge planning agreement fees and when they cannot03 June 2015
We have written an article for Waste Planning magazine on the requirements for planning applications for waste related schemes.
Neighbourhood development plans give communities a greater say07 April 2015
We have written an article for Waste Planning magazine.
Planning policy shift raises barrier to building waste facilities in green belt09 February 2015
We have written an article for Waste Planning Magazine.