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Planning & Environmental

Planning & Environmental

About

Planning laws are fast-changing and the importance of securing advice in relation to development proposals cannot be overstated. Hewitsons’ specialist planning solicitors provide advice to developers, local planning authorities, contractors, investors and landowners on the application of current planning legislation and policy.  We work quickly, effectively and collaboratively to commercial timescales and budgets.

We deal with all aspects of planning law. Whether it is the preparation of the planning application, negotiation of the Section 106 Agreement, or pursuing an appeal or High Court Challenge, we have the experience to ensure that the potential of your asset is maximised. The planning team includes a number of experienced advocates who can handle a wide range of planning appeals nationwide.

Our planning and environmental specialists work closely together and our combined expertise enables us to deal effectively with projects where the disciplines overlap, such as in relation to ecology or pollution. Our environmental expertise ranges from contaminated land to environmental permitting, water pollution and nuisance. We advise in connection with development proposals and also with end users such as manufacturing, farming and waste management. The team deals with criminal and civil matters and undertakes advocacy at inquiries and in the Magistrates Court. We are familiar with dealing with High Court Challenges.

To view a video on how our Planning & Environmental services can help you please click here.

Key Contacts

Gemma Dudley - Legal Director

Gemma Dudley

Legal Director

+44 (0)1223 532747

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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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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

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“Emma Bowman is very bright and capable"
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“The firm is excellent all round. The work is always to a very high standard and within deadlines. The lawyers understand developers’ needs and perspective and give well researched, practical, clear and insightful legal advice.”
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“Excellent in-depth knowledge of planning law and practice from a highly commercial firm.”
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“My experiences of Hewitsons is of an engaging and welcoming law firm that is always happy to assist. The planning team is highly professional and consistently provides prompt and well-considered advice. The advice provided is rarely ambiguous.”
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"Gemma Dudley provides excellent advice on all matters. She is an exceptional planning lawyer with impressive knowledge of legislation, case law and its implications.”
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“Gemma Dudley is quick to grasp the issues and always sees the bigger picture. First-class and always first choice. The best planning advice in Cambridge.”
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“Gemma Dudley has established working experience and relationships with equivalent local authority practitioners and the value of this cannot be under estimated when seeking to expedite a legal agreement with such parties.”

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