Helping you get to where you want to be

Planning issues are often highly complex, and this is where our holistic approach really comes into its own, as we take a 360° view of your development proposal.

There may be a long list of issues to deal with, from national and local planning policies to environmental impact and sustainability; we have all of these covered.

Our Planning Team includes specialist planning lawyers and chartered town planners, who have a comprehensive knowledge and provide a holistic, 360°view of drink, leisure and hospitality development issues.

They stay up-to-date on complicated changes so you benefit from on-going reliable advice and recommendations.

Ways in which we can help…

  • Planning applications whether for stand-alone property or as part of wider development

  • Redevelopment potential from inception to planning permission

  • Use Classes order and permitted development rights 

  • Re-purposing buildings for hospitality purposes

  • Listed buildings and other heritage issues

  • Planning, highways and other statutory agreements

  • Neighbour complaints – noise and other disturbances

  • Formal enforcement matters

What our clients say:

‘The planning team is really effective and efficient. Always well organised and well prepared – with a real commercial focus.’

‘Freeths legal team do not hide behind a desk like so many other firms. They fully engage with the client to understand the issues and collectively work with you to find a solution.’

‘They stand out as they provide a unique quality service, their advice has been invaluable to me during setting up my business.

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Robert Bruce  | Partner

+44 (0) 345 128 6958

Mark Bassett  | Principal Planning Manager

+44 (0) 345 030 5748

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