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.  

I have a strong network of Town Planners, Barristers, Ecologists, Environmentalists, Highway, Noise & Light 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 where I place their interests into the context of the Local Development Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework and Precedent. 

Recent success include:

  • Objecting on behalf of neighbours to a proposed residential annex within the curtilage of a listed building in the South Downs National Park;
  • 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;
  • Gaining planning permission for the change of use of a shop to a takeaway 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 to change the use of farm buildings in the Wokingham Green Belt on appeal;
  • Assisting residents in a West Sussex village in their successful objections 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 planning 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;
  • 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 Surrey, also in the 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. 

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  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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