Neighbourhood Planning Act – Pre-Commencement Conditions Update

With the political debate over planning laws ongoing and the discussion on residential development and commercial development more prominent than ever, the planning system continues to evolve.

Avoid Mistakes in the Planning Process

For property owners wishing to protect their investment, the almost revolutionary pace of change in recent years makes the navigation of town and country planning laws difficult and confusing. When mistakes are made in the procedure they are difficult and expensive to rectify.

Confronting the Obstacles to Development

Attwaters Jameson Hill in Hertford has been providing workable solutions to the obstacles presented by town and country planning laws for over 40 years. We are always on top of the ever-changing technicalities. With decades of experience to draw on, we have the capacity to stand back, take the long view of your situation and rigorously explore all the options.

What We Do

  • Advice for private clients – We advise individuals and businesses on all aspects of planning applications and appeals, and regularly represent clients at appeals before the Planning Inspectorate.
  • Advice for developers – We are often charged with advising developers who have had a planning application refused by the local authority. When a development has begun we provide ongoing support in relation to disputes over the discharge of planning conditions.
  • Advice for planning authorities – We assist with the development of Core Strategies and provide advocacy at planning and enforcement meetings.

Official Rankings

Ranked in Band 2 of Legal 500 2020 the Planning Department has been recognised as “The ‘all-round excellent’ Town and Country Planning team at Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors is experienced in handling Section 106 Agreements and is equally strong in contentious matters. The scope of its advocacy work includes local plan, Section 78 and enforcement appeal inquiries. Salvatore Amico, who recently made Partner, heads up the group. Rob Jameson is also a name to note.” 

“The Planning team at Attwaters Jameson Hill has a wide range of experience in both plan-making and decision-taking planning cases, including planning enforcement. The team is highly competent and very well versed in planning laws and precedents; it is also very responsive and communicates well with clients.”

In Chambers and Partners 2019 Rob Jameson, our Consultant Solicitor in the Planning team, was also proud to be named a “Senior Statesman” for the second year in a row, a considerable and rare achievement. This title is awarded in recognition of lawyers considered to be “pivotal to the firm’s success”. He is said to have a “wealth of experience in representing local authorities, advising on matters such as the promotion and examination of core strategies”. He is praised as an “outstanding lawyer who has always been able to identify the most appropriate approach for a client”.

In the Legal 500 2019 this year the “consistently helpful” and “very smart”  Salvatore Amico heads up our Planning department, which was described as a “very good all-round planning practice” providing “excellent industry knowledge”.


Contact Us

To arrange an appointment with one of our specialist planning solicitors, call us on 0330 221 8855 or contact us online.

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