No development can occur without first ensuring compliance with current planning legislature. The Town & Country Planning Act is the legislation at the heart of all property development in the UK.
The NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) sets out the government’s planning policies while the Local Plan sets out the local planning policy set by local Councils and the Neighbourhood Plan creates a strategy for development within the local community.
The planning procedure can be highly complex and controversial. This is especially the case in complicated and often sensitive situations which can include, green belt, conservation areas, redundant commercial and industrial premises and other land and property that is subject to restrictive planning policies. It is therefore imperative that proper advice is sought from the outset.