So many of our projects start with the question - "What are my chances?" It is a difficult question to answer immediately.

On your initial call to Plainview we will endeavour to give you a gut feeling, but really we need to delve a little deeper into the case to give you the best advice.

Our first stage is to undertake detailed research into the site. We will consider:

  • The site context and local facilities;
  • The planning history of the site;
  • National policy implications;
  • Local Council policy position and performance statistics;
  • Any emerging local or neighbourhood policies;
  • An overview of the principle of development;
  • A review of any major material considerations;
  • Research into relevant precedents. We have access to over 100,000 appeal decisions;
  • Research into relevant case law. We have access to a wide range of legal periodicals;
  • An overview of opportunities and constraints;
  • Suggested strategies and risk profiles;
  • Proposed project timetable including indicative costings.

We will also always seek input from other directors and managers at Plainview. Drawing upon our collective knowledge leads to much better advice.

After we've completed our research we will line up a conference call to discuss our findings. If you would also like a written report this can be provided too.


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