Shaping planning strategies that add value while minimising risk
Our team of planning experts specialise in regeneration, affordable housing and mixed-use projects across London, the Home Counties and the Southeast.
Our purpose is to ensure clients make the most of their property assets. We advise developers, housebuilders, estates, charities and private individuals across every asset class, including large mixed-use schemes. Our service is tailored to your needs; we can support you on a specific element of a development or across an entire project.
With thoughtful, integrated advice we often collaborate with our agency, asset management and valuation teams to build detailed goal-aligned planning strategies to secure planning permission.
To shape the best planning strategy that adds value whilst minimising risk, our advice ranges from:
- A planning overview
- Planning strategy and project management to support the marketing or development of a site
- Engagement with local planning authorities to negotiate planning permission
- The preparation and submission of various planning applications and representations
Rising up in Oxford Street, London
Cluttons is advising Flametree Properties, the owner of a commercial building on London’s Oxford Street, on an extension that will create circa 850 sq m of residential accommodation. The prominent building is listed and requires alterations to the existing building to enable the development. Design changes prior to construction have required a variation to the permission and negotiations with Westminster City Council. We have also advised the client on the complex Community Infrastructure Levy position.
Creating new affordable housing in Barnet
We are advising an investment fund on an affordable housing development in Barnet. Their site in north London is surplus employment land and, alongside our development team, we advised on the potential to develop the site. The development will deliver a 100% affordable housing scheme funded by private investment in association with the local authority. Cluttons is appointed to advise the owner on the planning strategy, pre-application discussions and the preparation, submission and negotiation of a planning application.
Strategic land development advice, Essex
Cluttons collaborated to provide strategic planning and development advice for 25 hectares of land for an urban extension on the edge of a settlement in Essex. The site had not been included within the development plan and Cluttons researched the history of the site and identified the key issues that prevented its allocation. We commissioned environmental and design information and prepared a promotional document setting out our case to support an allocation for presentation to the Council.
Spring statement 2022 commentsOn Wednesday 23 March 2022, the Chancellor gave the Spring Statement to Parliament. Here, our residential and commercial teams highlight key points, and the potential impact on the UK property market.
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Does PDR have a chance to change its poor reputation and help revive town centres?It is no secret that our town centres are facing huge challenges recovering from a period of social and economic stagnation with many trends accelerated by the pandemic.
Amendments to the General Permitted Development Order: Class E to Residential (Class MA)Following the changes to the Use Classes Order last year and the creation of Class E, it has become necessary for the Government to regularise the associated permitted development rights to residential.
The Queen’s Speech 2021: what did it say?Sweeping changes to the property industry were announced in the Queen’s Speech.