David Simmonds Associates have wide expertise in Town and Country Planning. We are able to advise clients on the development potential of their land, or land which they intend to purchase, and, if appropriate, we will make planning applications on their behalf.
We undertake initial consultations with the Local Planning Authority, to try to ensure, as far as is practicable, that applications submitted, on behalf of our clients, have a resonable chance of being approved. However, the planning process is such that the success of any application, however well prepared, cannot be guaranteed. If an application is refused planning permission, we are able to advise our clients on their rights under the appeals procedure. This advice will include liaison with specialist Planning and Environmental Solicitors, the preparation of reports and proofs of evidence and the attendance, as Expert Witnesses at Planning Appeal Hearings and Inquiries.