Skip to Content

Planning

Planning

About

The Hewitsons planning team has a depth of expertise that has been developed over many years. The comprehensive, personal approach of our specialist lawyers encompasses a full spectrum of activity. It ranges from advising in relation to proposals for the development of large housing-led developments through to commercial and agricultural land matters.

We act for landowners and developers, including speculative developers and end-users. Our advice ranges from planning applications and appeals to enforcement matters and High Court actions.

The planning team:

  • advise on the planning application and appeal process including Planning Performance Agreements and the Environmental Impact Assessment process
  • negotiate and draft section 106 and other development agreements
  • advise in relation to enforcement and the lawfulness of development
  • act in connection with appeals including written representations and hearings and appear as advocates at public inquiries
  • have experience in dealing with the diversion and stopping up of highways and rights of way in connection with development
  • deal with claims for town and village greens and for public rights of way
  • are experienced in advising in connection with legal challenges, including judicial review in connection with planning decisions, in the High  Court and beyond advising both claimants and affected developers and landowners on procedure and merits.
  • are experienced in objecting to planning applications on behalf of affected neighbours, both commercial and residential.

Key Contacts

Gemma Dudley - Legal Director

Gemma Dudley

Legal Director

+44 (0)1223 532747

+ Read More

Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


Latest testimonials

"Charles Hewitson is involved at all levels on a personal and business level. He is an excellent leader and ambassador for the firm."
Client quote to Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"Denise Wilkinson exhibits great knowledge and attention to detail."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"I work regularly with Denise Wilkinson who is exceptional in every way.” 
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Denise Wilkinson provides excellent advice on a range of property matters in a concise and clear way which is readily understood.”

Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500








Latest testimonials

"Susanne Hinde is particularly good and ensures a clear and rapid response of all of the team members."
Client quote to Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


"The whole team offers excellent customer service, being responsive and timely with its advice"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“A dynamic yet pragmatic approach to getting the job done.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Hewitsons has high professional standards. They are well informed, cover all of our necessary disciplines and cover them well. They are always available at short notice when required.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500




Latest testimonials

Gareth Williams has a practical and proactive approach to projects, which is often missing elsewhere‘.
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500