Few would argue that the planning system in England and Wales isn’t complex or that the rules and regulations stand still. There are numerous layers of legislation, varied national, local and regional policies and a raft of case law you should consider at the outset of any real estate project and as a result of devolution the planning systems in England and Wales are evolving into distinctive national planning systems.

Furthermore, the environmental considerations of any development stand at the top of the central, regional and local government agendas. Here too, regulations are complex and penalties for contravention often punitive. In recent years businesses have had to look beyond their immediate local concerns and pay attention to the global challenges facing us all.

The experienced specialist planning and environment team work with partners at all stages of development to highlight sensitive issues, define risks and liabilities and to make sure everyone knows exactly where they stand.

A complex development is likely to require advisers who are knowledgeable about related subjects, such as highways, rights of way, infrastructure agreements, compulsory purchase and compensation and enforcement.

Geldards comes highly recommended by clients in both the private and public sector and for many years this team has been ranked as “Top Tier” by legal directories. We have developed a deep understanding, proven track record and expert resource to handle all the issues surrounding modern planning, environment and compulsory purchase procedures.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The friendly and approachable team provides consistently high standards of comprehension and strategic thinking in environmental and planning law."
Wales, Legal 500 2021

they deliver good quality without mega-expensive fees."
Wales, Chambers & Partners 2021

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