Professional Services

Town and Country Planning is the cornerstone of my business. Your problem may be personal to you, but almost certainly I will have dealt with many similar issues over the years. Initial advice is without charge: I prefer to identify the problem first and then work with you to find a cost effective solution.  

My input ranges from writing application/appeal statements, preparing and submitting planning applications to lodging complex planning and enforcement appeals. I have frequently given expert evidence at planning public inquiries. Much of my work involves sites within the Green Belt, National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Conservation Areas.  

Over the years, I have  developed a strong network of Barristers, Ecologists, Environmentalists, Highway Consultants, Noise & Lighting Consultants, Draughtsmen and Landscape Architects to ensure that every case is fully supported by the appropriate technical information.  

I act for both Applicants and Objectors in all areas of Town and Country Planning. My role is to place client interests into the increasingly complicated context of the Local Development Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework, Environmental Protection and Planning Precedent. 

Notable recent successes include:

  • Quashing an Enforcement Notice with a full costs award in East Sussex.
  • Gaining Planning Permission for a holiday let conversion in East Sussex;
  • Winning a High Court Judicial Review to quash a Lawful Development Certificate issued by the South Downs National Park Authority;
  • Gaining Planning Permission on appeal, with costs, for a supervisory dwelling on an equestrian establishment in Devon; 
  • Obtaining Planning Permission for an expansion of commercial units on a farm in East Sussex;
  • Obtaining Planning Permission to change the use of a workshop to residential on an equestrian unit in the Surrey Green Belt;
  • Successfully applying for a Lawful Development Certificate to regularise a residential annex in West Sussex;
  • Removing an Agricultural Occupancy Condition on a former farmhouse in Suffolk;  
  • Acting for private clients to secure the sale of land for residential development in Mid Sussex; 
  • Obtaining Planning Permission for a 200 bird racing pigeon loft in the South Downs National Park;
  • Securing Planning Permission on appeal to change the use of farm buildings in the Wokingham Green Belt;
  • Assisting residents in a West Sussex village in their successful Objection at appeal to proposed commercial developments within the South Downs National Park;
  • Obtaining Class Q consent to convert a farm building in East Sussex for residential use (2 dwellings);
  • Winning a s78 Panning Appeal for a supervisory farmhouse on a beef unit in Kent;
  • Winning a similar Appeal for a supervisory dwelling on a Stud Farm in West Sussex;
  • Removing Agricultural Occupancy Conditions on a former nursery dwelling in West Sussex;
  • Obtaining retrospective Listed Building consents for works to a Grade II listed farmhouse in East Sussex;
  • Obtaining Planning Consent for an estate yard, stable complex and ancillary dwelling in West Sussex;
  • Obtaining Planning Consent for a caravan and camping site in the Surrey Green Belt;
  • Obtaining on Appeal planning permission for a stockman’s dwelling in the South Downs National Park; 
  • Obtaining retrospective Listed Building consent for works carried out to a farmhouse in East Sussex;
  • Obtaining Consents to relocate a local rugby club to a new pitch in the National Park. 

There are, and will, be others!

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One thought on “Professional Services

  1. Hi need someone to put in planning to chichester council for a agricultural entrance and shelters that have been in place for 2 plus years please.

    Thanks Nicky

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