As space is a premium and new developments struggle to satisfy demand, the need to secure new development sites or to enhance or extend existing properties/sites has never been greater. Our team advise on new build development projects, ensuring the process runs as smooth as possible to minimise delay and achieve commercial objectives.

Who do Pitmans Planning & Environment lawyers work for?

The Pitmans Planning and Environment Team   works closely  with the wider Real Estate department including Residential and Commercial Development, Construction and Engineering, Commercial PropertyNew Homes & Plot Sales and Property Dispute Resolution teams to deliver a consistent and efficient service to all involved in the property sector.

Our Planning lawyers act for national housebuilders and property developers, banks and financial institutions, retailers and private individuals. Our Environment lawyers act for companies and investors, banks and financial institutions, housebuilders and property developers, retailers, quarry and waste operators.

Do Pitmans Planning & Environment lawyers have any particular areas of expertise?

We offer a wide range of experience and are proud of our first-class reputation in this specialist area of law. Our Planning team has developed a constructive and effective working relationship with many local authorities throughout the UK. This is reflected in the success that the team has had in areas such as negotiating and varying section 106 planning obligations, applications for certificates of lawfulness and planning enforcement matters.

Our specialist areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic Planning Advice
  • Section 106 Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Affordable Housing
  • Highways and Public Rights of Way
  • Infrastructure Agreements (including under S278, S38 and S104)
  • Planning Appeals
  • Judicial Review 
  • Planning Enforcement and Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Compulsory purchase 
  • Listed buildings and conservation areas 
  • Village Greens and Assets of Community Value 
  • Use Classes and Permitted Development 
  • Environmental Impact Assessments and Screening

We have developed a constructive and effective working relationship with many local authorities throughout the UK. This is reflected in the success that the team has had in areas such as negotiating and varying section 106 planning obligations, applications for certificates of lawfulness and planning enforcement matters, defending claims for public Rights of Way and defending applications for judicial review, village greens and assets of community value. 

Additional Contacts

Chris Holmes

Robert Wallace 

Pippa Harking