Negotiation with the Planning Authority
The Planning Authority does not exist to stop all development, and in fact there is a starting presumption that planning permission will be given. However, for the relevant planning reasons permission can be refused. So Planning objections need to be taken seriously and dealt with, whether they come from local authority Planning Officers, Councillors or the public.
Where there are concerns, negotiation can often help. To consult early on and try to address concerns can be a much better tack than spending lots of money on plans and applications. We can help you anticipate problems and negotiate round them, perhaps by offering conditions, altering the development, or offering a contribution to a local project.
You will find it helps a great deal to have the assistance of an expert who knows how the Planning Authority is likely to approach planning matters. Again the earlier the better and the most effective advice and negotiation happens in the early stages of a proposal. Consider coming to see us for a fixed fee consultation and we can give our initial legal view on your proposals and strategy and you can decide the best way forward. You are always welcome to bring with you other advisers such as your architect or land agent.
For more information please contact Frances Barker at our Ipswich office on 01473 343911 or e-mail email@example.com