Planning

Our Planning team barristers offer expert advice and representation to local authorities, developers and individuals involved in planning disputes involving all types of property.

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Becket Chambers’ Planning team barristers offer expert advice and representation to local authorities, developers and individuals involved in planning disputes.

We assist with advice in connection with planning applications. We also have extensive experience of undertaking planning inquiries and hearings, and appeals to enforcement proceedings (in either the criminal courts or as part of civil proceedings for injunctions and/or damages) in the High Court or County Court.

We can advise and represent you in criminal and civil proceedings under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This encompasses breaches of planning control, enforcement notices, display of advertisements and ‘loss of amenity’ notices.

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Our expertise encompasses high-value commercial property, and we also act for local authorities, giving us a complete understanding of the issues at stake in these cases.

We have specialist knowledge of dealing with cases involving English Heritage, or properties with Listed Building status, and in assessing environmental impact of developments.

By consulting a Becket Chambers’ Planning barrister you can be confident that you are with a barrister with extensive experience in:

  • Environmental impact
  • Listed Buildings
  • Planning enquiries
  • Rights of way
  • Use of agricultural land

Barristers in the Planning Team are also available on a Direct Access basis.

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Planning Barrister

Paul Tapsell

Paul frequently acts for clients, from developers to private individuals, involved in planning disputes, assisting with initial advice in connection with planning applications, undertaking planning inquiries and hearings, and appeals to enforcement proceedings in either the criminal courts or as part of civil proceedings for injunctions and/or damages, in the High Court or County Court.

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Miss M from solicitors instructing Lavinia Glover

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