At Mercantile Barristers our barristers have extensive experience of town and country planning law. We are regularly instructed to advise on all aspects of planning, highway and environment law, from major regeneration projects to providing advice on planning enforcement.
Our expertise in an advisory capacity extends to: compulsory purchases; drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements, advising on the community infrastructure levy; the National Planning Policy Framework; the national planning policy guidance; local plan policies; Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations; listed building and conservation area issues; appropriate use of planning conditions; certificates of lawful use and development; and enforcement matters. Planning Application Planning Appeals Refused Planning Permission.
In contentious circumstances our members at Mercantile Barristers are excellent at devising tactical and strategic planning dispute resolution strategies.
Our barristers are capable of drafting tribunal and court papers and submissions and are available to advocate in all tribunals as well as in the Chancery and the Appellate courts.
Our barristers are capable of working closely with clients and their advisers, often from an early stage, so that planning proposals can be drawn up in a way most likely to succeed at the first attempt. Where planning consent has been refused our barristers have an excellent record in reversing the refusal by way of a re-submission or on appeal.
The first step to instructing a barrister on your behalf is to provide us with some background information to your case. Our clerks are massively experienced and can help point you in the right direction.