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Planning and environmental


Increasing public awareness of planning impacts and legislative reforms such as the localism agenda, have resulted in greater scrutiny of planning procedures and a more transparent decision making process.

In addition, failure to consider the impact of your business on the environment and comply with environmental laws can result in lost business, damage to your reputation and even prosecution. From the disposal of waste and contaminated land, to permit issues and disputes, our skilled team can advise across all areas and provide practical solutions to ensure that your retail business is compliant.

  • Experts – qualified chartered planners, working alongside environmental experts.
  • Complete solution – covering consultancy, site promotion, applications, appeals, s106 planning obligations, community infrastructure levy agreements, judicial review and challenges, enforcement, compulsory purchase and all contentious and non contentious areas of environmental law and policy.
  • Pro-active handling of disputes – including representation in civil and criminal court proceedings.
  • Professionals – members of the Law Society Planning Panel, Royal Town Planning Institute, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and active participants in the UK Environmental Law Association.
  • Clients – including luxury and value retailers, development agencies, local authorities and private developers.

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Property Managers Association event 2015

For the third year running, we are delighted to host this year’s Property Managers Association training session. Download slides from the event.


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Business rates review is essential to promote retail

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Legal updates

Service twice as important as price when customers are making recommendations

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Legal updates

The Portas review

The Portas Review is an independant review into the future of our high streets.