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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

Latest testimonials

"Very prompt with everything, always polite & helpful."
Purchase / Ms S



"Thank you for your help expediating our house sale. Should I find myself in need of legal advice I shan't hesitate to contact Hewitsons."
Conveyancing Sale / Ms B



"I was kept informed at all stages of the process."
House Purchase / Mrs B

Latest testimonials

“The sale of my house and purchase of my new home were dealt with very professionally and I was shown great kindness and consideration at a very stressful time, for which I was grateful.”
Client Testimonial / Residential Sale & Purchase

“Our Solicitor and his team were always approachable, friendly and helpful.”
Client Testimonial / Residential Sale

“We were very happy with every aspect of this transaction, it ran smoothly and efficiently.”
Client Testimonial / Residential Sale

Latest testimonials

“Thanks again for all your help. We were really impressed with Hewitsons … you restored our faith in the legal profession!” 
Mr & Mrs W / Purchase

Latest testimonials

"I was impressed with Bradley (assisted by Natasha) and I must say the completion was utterly painless and ocmpletely stress free. The guys were fantastic and so efficient, they are a credit to Hewitsons"
Mr D / Sale

Latest testimonials

"The service was very good and I felt had a personal touch. The people in the local office in Northampton were also helpful in copying important documents and getting them to Cambridge. Even when the buyer suddenly gave us at short notice a very tight deadline, Hewitsons gave it their attention to make sure we hit that deadline".
Sale / Mr B

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

"We always felt we were regarded as a valued client. Our questions and concerns were dealt with very professionally."
Purchase / Mr C T


"Karen was pro-active, professional and a pleasure to deal with. I thought she went above and beyond to get the job done."
Purchase / Ms H