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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

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Meet the team

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"Thank you for all your help; you made everyone in the room feel at ease and comfortable with the proceedings"
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"Without you acting as caralyst we would never have got to the point of agreement"
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"I found the whole process logical and well managed"
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"Congratulations and thanks for a job done so well that no words can express our deep gratitude. Right from the outset since our initial contact until the very end, we found you all to be the most professional, highly experienced and most co-operative team anyone can dream of. Hats off to you all."
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"We have nothing but praise for the skill and care you have shown and the excellent advice you have given us."
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“The technical legal knowledge seems second to none and is allied with the knowhow to maximise this expertise to the client’s benefit.”

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“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.”
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"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
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"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
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“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
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"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
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"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
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"All my dealings with Hewitsons have been very good and they always deliver expert advice and guidance to help us make good legal and commercial decisions."
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"Hewitsons’ team has a high degree of expertise in diverse areas, catering for, by way of example, high-tech clients on the one hand and traditional agricultural clients on the other. I find it a pleasure to work for them, and have observed the high regard in which they are held by their clients."
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"The team have a niche in IT related disputes, with particular expertise in business systems and automation software and retail related systems."
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