Planning law solicitors

 

Planning law solicitors are UK-qualified property law solicitors who specialise in planning permission applications and appeals. The need for planning law solicitors stems from the complex manner in which planning law operates.

The Town and Country Planning Acts (1947 and 1990) created a legal framework which provided local councils with the authority to grant or reject planning applications. A planning permission gives a property developer the ability to redesign any part of a building, or indeed knock a building down completely and construct a different building (depending on the specifics of the permission). However, if a property developer does not have planning permission the work can not continue. Each council may have different criteria for accepting planning applications, and each street may be under different restrictions. Planning law solicitors are needed because a delayed or rejected planning application could cost the developer a considerable amount of money.

Proceeding without granted planning permission could end in a financial disaster. If you are in charge of a current building site, and you are considering advancing the work without first receiving planning permission, you are strongly urged to carefully consider your actions. If the planning application is rejected and your build violates the existing permission, you may have to demolish your recent build and start over. You will then have to bear the costs associated with such a delay, as well as the costs of work and materials you spent in the first place. 

If you would like to obtain legal advice on planning permissions, Caven can put you in touch with a local planning law solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local planning law solicitors please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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