Our Services

  • Planning application advice and appeals

  • Planning agreements including 106  agreements

  • Planning inquiries including judicial and statutory reviews

  • Highways law

  • Compulsory purchase orders and land appropriation

  • Development Consent Orders under the Planning Act 2008

  • Transport and Works Act Orders

  • Environmental issues

  • Listed building and heritage advice

  • Strategic planning advice

  • Certificates of lawfulness

  • Co-ordinating complex multi-jurisdictional  projects

  • Due diligence and transactional support

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Planning is an area of law where political, policy and commercial considerations are all paramount.  With changes to the planning system occurring constantly, you need to be ahead of the game to make your project a reality.  Whether you plan to build an office block, a town centre, infrastructure or other development, our lawyers have the experience and know-how to help you navigate it.  

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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

Advised: 

 

Multiple local authorities on the planning aspects of major regeneration schemes, including Woking Borough Council's mixed-use redevelopment of Sheerwater. 

The Department of Health and Social Care on a new laboratory facility and associated infrastructure. ​

​National Grid Ventures on major planning applications and compulsory purchase orders for the UK elements of the North Sea Link Interconnector to Norway, and Viking Link Interconnector to Denmark. 

Low Level Waste Repository on low level waste storage and the promotion of a planning application to secure new facilities.

The Environment Agency on the Banbury Flood Alleviation Scheme and the Cobbins Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme. 

City of London Corporation regarding the redevelopment of Spitalfields Market.  

​South East Water on a new reservoir including advice on compulsory purchase issues, the protection of ancient woodland, Habitats Regulations and Environmental ImpactAssessment. 

Associated British Ports on the Dibden Bay inquiry into a new container port at Southampton, including advice on the Habitats Regulations and planning agreements. 

A hotel chain on planning issues and planning applications.

Recent insights

As specialists in the built environment, real estate law firm Davitt Jones Bould decided to host a round-table discussion with leading experts to discuss the Government's 'Build, Build, Build' plan.  For more, click below: 

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‘The lawyers we deal with really care about how what they do affects us and our objectives.'

Client testimony, Legal 500 2021 (Planning)

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