A major area where HPA can add value for our clients is through our knowledge of the planning system, guiding them through the planning process ourselves or working with town planning consultants to help deliver a positive planning outcome. Our specific services include:
Our knowledge of local planning authorities and their local development plans in these areas, means we are able to advise clients on the viability of proposed development and negotiate with local authority planners on their behalf.
Planning advice and strategy
We work with clients to help them devise a strategy for gaining a planning consent for their development. This can involve using our extensive knowledge of local planning conditions to inform development design, site layout and other design features that can help overcome potential areas of concern from planning officers, councillors and members of the local community.
Planning applications and change of use
Whether it’s an outline or full planning application we are able to act as lead consultant for your proposed development, submitting the planning application on your behalf and acting for you in all negotiations and proceedings. We also advise businesses and individuals on planning applications for a change of use, for example in applying for permission to operate a retail premises.
The team at HPA has extensive experience of carrying out public consultation events for its clients in support of planning applications. This includes communicating directly with local stakeholders and members of the public through public notices, correspondence and public meetings.
Land promotion and option agreements
We have a successful record in working with individual landowners to achieve a planning consent for housing development on their land. Examples include gaining consent for residential housing schemes on agricultural land, including in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as other vacant plots of land. We are able to use our relationships with developers and housebuilders to market these sites and achieve a successful land sale on behalf of clients.