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Welcome to Planning

Negotiating your way through the myriad of rules, regulations and restrictions in the world of planning is a complicated issue, particularly in light of the plethora of changes in the planning area.

A mistake at any stage can put a development project in peril.

That’s why when it comes to dealing with such issues on any development, you need true experts at your side.2865-wh_awards_winner_logo_283x295

Our team combines planning lawyers, Chartered Town planners and planning technicians to give you the best possible advice.

This not only provides a seamless service ready to tackle any situation, it also means we can cover the whole life cycle of the development process from the identification of an opportunity through to the implementation of a development.

Perhaps this is why a wide range of clients, including some of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, national retail and leisure chains, large country estates and leading public sector organisations, trust us to handle their planning requirements.

Senior individuals within the team are acknowledged as being amongst the leading experts in their field so you will always be in good hands.

Our services include:

  • Applications
  • Appeals
  • Advocacy
  • Certificates of Lawful Use
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Enforcement
  • Estate planning
  • Expert witness
  • Development plans
  • High Court challenges
  • Judicial review
  • Listed buildings/enabling development
  • Objections to applications
  • Permitted development
  • Rights of way
  • Section 106 agreements
  • Site appraisal
  • Strategy
  • Village greens
  • Wind farms and renewable energy

To make us part of your next plan, please get in touch.

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What our clients say

  • "For many years we have used the Title Overlay Plan service (TOP) provided by Ward Hadaway’s Plan Technicians and it has proved extremely useful in providing and bringing forward vital information at an early stage in the site/project appraisal process. The TOP service is invaluable to us and our professional teams including architects and engineers and has helped us save money and manage risk."

    Neil Milburn, Development Director, Barratt Homes

Independent verdict

  • "Exceptional full-service planning team acting for clients in the private and public sectors. Frequently advises on matters as wide-ranging as commercial development, heritage issues and village green cases. Offers considerable expertise in the planning aspects of residential development, regularly advising national house builders."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Highly regarded planning specialists with significant experience in residential and mixed-use developments and an established reputation for contentious work. Clear expertise in village green and CPO matters."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "They were very good at communicating and setting up the steps we needed to go through. We felt calm through the whole process."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "‘Their quick response times make us feel we are their number-one client.’.”

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • "We have a great relationship with them - I'm genuinely very impressed with the department as a whole."

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • “This team provides assistance across the whole gamut of planning services from applications to litigation."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "The presence of chartered town planners and planning consultants alongside solicitors is seen as a real boon, as is the team's experience of acting for clients from the public and private sectors."

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Clients are 'extremely impressed' with Ward Hadaway and its 'commitment to hard work'."

    Legal 500

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