At Harwood Savin Limited we advise upon various areas of Town Planning, across a broad spectrum of land uses and development types. Our scope of services includes:
Planning Feasibility Assessments
Assessing the planning potential of sites and properties for alternative forms of development and looking at ways of unlocking development potential.
Reviewing proposals as they evolve and prior to submission of a formal planning application. Undertaking consultation with council planning officers and local stakeholders. Working alongside architects and technical consultants to advise on the most appropriate and effective strategy for achieving the clients objectives and identifying the potential risks.
Working closely with our clients to prepare, submit and negotiate all types of planning applications for all forms of development. For larger projects, we are experienced in co-ordinating multi-disciplinary project teams to deliver a comprehensive submission. As part of the application package we also prepare planning supporting statements and statements of community involvement.
Section 106 Negotiations
We strive minimise planning gain obligations and hence potentially significant costs for our clients and have experience of negotiating complex Section 106 Agreements for various types of major developments.
Occasionally planning applications are refused or not determined by local authorities within a reasonable timescale, which provides an opportunity to lodge a planning appeal. We have experience of dealing with planning appeals, and can offer assistance with written representations submissions, informal hearings and public enquiries, preparing evidence, making submissions and appearing at appeals on behalf of our clients.
Public consultation is a key part of the planning process. Taking account of public opinion early in the formation of proposals can assist in speeding up the overall planning application process. We have extensive experience of promoting development proposals to local residents, businesses, councillors and key stakeholders. This can be achieved via newsletters, press releases, public exhibitions and consultation meetings.
Third Party Representations
We can prepare representations on behalf of our clients in objection to or support of development proposals and also evolving planning policy. We have experience in making representations to small domestic scale planning applications as well as large-scale commercial development proposals.
Development Plan Monitoring
Influencing planning policy at the early stages of its formulation can assist in releasing value from sites and premises at a later date. We advise clients upon the implications of and appropriate strategy for making representations to all types of local and national planning policy and guidance.
If you are unclear as to which service you require, please do contact us.