Planning permission was obtained some years ago for the replacement of an existing house in the Green Belt for a larger property. We advised the landowner regarding a series of amendments to that permission which obtained a larger house, including a basement and sunken patio area. This can be a difficult area of planning policy due to previous case law on what is allowed in Green Belt replacement schemes: court cases that we have been involved in over many years. Our advice led to planning permission for the scheme in this new case being granted under delegated powers.
Client: private developer
We have recently given evidence for the Family Court in a dispute between two parties. Our opinion was asked regarding the development potential for an area of land within the Berkshire countryside, as an expert witness to enable the ruling by the Judge.
Client: joint appointment by solicitors
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2012 and 2011