Legal 500 2015 - Leading FirmThe expertise of our Planning team allows them to advise on major regeneration and development schemes. The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 has had a number of effects on how both public and private organisations engage in both town and country development projects.

Winckworth Sherwood can advise you on the structure of Local Development Frameworks (LDFs) and the Local Development Documents (LDDs) and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) that comprise them. We can also advise you on the Regional Spatial Strategy, which is the document that sets targets within each district in a region, and the impact that may have on your own development plans.

Local Authorities (LA) are now required to produce Local Development Schemes (LDS), which outline the work the LDDs/SPDs intend to produce over a three year period, and Statements of Community Involvement (SCI) which outline how the Council will involve the local community. We can advise both LA's on the drafting and implementation of these plans, and developers on the implications of these plans.

The key areas in which we can help include:

  • Initial appraisals
  • Formulating applications
  • Negotiations with local planning authorities
  • Section 106 agreements
  • Infrastructure agreements and ancillary matters
  • Appeals and inquiries
  • Consents
  • The development plan process
  • Enforcement
  • Listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Environmental matters
  • Land assembly
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation


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Karen Cooksley


Tel. +44 (0)20 7593 5182

Fax. +44 (0)20 7593 5099


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