Planning permission is required before an owner can develop buildings or land, or materially change their existing use. Applications are made to the local planning authority.
Certain areas have designated zoning. Where planning applications are made in respect of such areas, they would generally be favourably received if the proposed use is in accordance with the plan.
We have a specialist planning team who can provide commercially astute guidance on regulatory issues, compliance standards and risk minimization.
If required our construction team can offer specialist support to clients in the development of procurement strategies and in the management of construction risk and dispute avoidance.