Services

Planning and Highways

We will guide you through the planning process in a pragmatic and commercially focussed way so that we achieve the best results for you. We are conscious that time means money and we will work with you to deliver results in the most effective and expedient way.

Working within the Commercial Property department, our dedicated Planning specialist has over 10 years’ experience working on planning, compulsory purchase and highways matters.

We have detailed knowledge of the issues pertaining to planning within the West Midlands region, with experience acting for clients based throughout the UK and across all aspects of commercial and residential development schemes whether acting for developers, landowners or the public sector.

We can advise on developments in planning legislation and potential changes to policy and statutory guidelines so that you can stay ahead of the game when it comes to planning matters.

Working alongside colleagues from departments across the firm, we will work in partnership with you to offer commercially focused, proactive advice aimed at meeting your planning and development objectives.

Let us help you with:

  • advising on the full range of highways issues including agreements for highway works, stopping up and diversion orders and road traffic regulation
  • compulsory purchase orders
  • drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements including affordable housing
  • judicial review and high court challenges
  • public inquiries
  • review of planning applications, including environmental assessment and legal compliance

For further information please call 0345 111 5050 or email us.

Planning and Highways

Meet our team

Dinah Patel

Associate

Planning and Highways

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Brierley Hill
West Midlands, DY5 1LX

Email: law@higgsandsons.co.uk
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