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Town & Country Planning Solicitors & Planning Law

Whether you are a private individual, professional or landowner, the specialist planning lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler can provide you with expert legal advice.

Legal Advice on Town & Country Planning

The head of planning at Lanyon Bowdler, David Brammer, is a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and an expert in his field. He is hugely experienced in town and country planning law, as well as related areas of environmental law and other aspects of development. In March 2017, The Planning Law Survey of the top law firms, ranked David in the UK top 25 in a national survey of solicitors who specialise in Planning Law.

We also call on the expertise of experienced planning consultants when appropriate who can offer practical legal advice on all aspects of UK planning regulations.

The type of planning matters we can help with include advising developers or landowners on the process of applying for planning permission, preparing legal agreements to support applications and offering guidance to those whose planning applications may have been refused or are subject to enforcement action. We can also provide legal assistance if you are opposing or objecting to a planning application that may adversely affect you or your business.

We also regularly act for individuals and businesses who are aggrieved by decisions concerning planning and related areas of law and wish to seek advice on whether there are sufficient grounds to enable them to make an application for judicial review of a planning decision. If you wish to exercise your right to ask the courts to reconsider the lawfulness of planning decisions it is important to work with lawyers and experts with relevant experience. Our head of planning has been involved in numerous court cases concerning the planning issues involved in high court challenges.

We deal with all kinds of proposal, big or small, so whatever you need legal advice on, please get in touch for a friendly chat about how we can help.

The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Recommendations

The team is recognised in by the 2020 edition of The Legal 500.

"Led by David Brammer, the team at Lanyon Bowdler handles disputes with local planning authorities in relation to developments and defends clients against claims of breaches of planning control. On the non-contentious side, the group advises on planning-related aspects of sales and acquisitions of real estate, implementation of planning consents, securing of planning permission for developments and promotion agreements, with particular expertise acting for clients in the agriculture and industrial sectors."

David Brammer has also been recognised by the 2020 edition of Chambers UK. The directory states: David Brammer is a highly experienced lawyer with a wealth of planning knowledge. He frequently represents developers, educational institutions and lenders. Market sources regard him as "highly competent and very experienced."

Contact Lanyon Bowdler

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

Testimonials

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

Quality of care and sensitivity.

- Mrs C Shuker, Shrewsbury

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

'You really cared and wanted the best possible outcome for our son'

- Mr & Mrs Abernethy, Cheshire

Going beyond the responsibility expected to ensure the satisfaction of the client.

- Mr Shaw, Hereford

Quotes

When the lawyer handling my case was not available, his assistant handled the situation very well and kept us informed through to completion.

- Mr P Joyner & Mrs J Joyner, Bromyard

Excellent staff in all respects. The process was clear, well managed and avoided unnecessary stresses or delays. The meetings were as focused and efficient as possible and costs were kept to a minimum throughout.

- Ms D Greaves, Hereford

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

We found they always listened to what we had to say and replied in Queens English without a lot of legal jargon.

- Mr J Manley & Mrs B Manley, Craven Arms

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford