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Planning and Development Risk

Planning and Development Risk


Winckworth Sherwood’s Planning team has an impressive client following. We are arguably the number one choice for the UK’s major residential developers, (especially those engaged in schemes in London and the South East such as the Berkeley Group, Redrow, Barratt London, Essential Living, London Square and in the North West for clients such as Peel Holdings). As well as residential development we act for commercial developers and end users including Bicester Retail Village, General Motors and BMW among others.

We advise on all aspects of planning law, policy, strategy and risk management. We have particular expertise in relation to the negotiation and drafting of complex s106 and s278 agreements, affordable housing, viability, CIL, tall buildings, office to residential permitted development rights, urban extensions, town centre schemes and waterside projects. We have an exceptionally high rate of success on appeals (75% plus) compared with the national average of around 35%, but pride ourselves on generally being able to help clients to secure permission at local level.

We also act for numerous housing association developers including Genesis, L&Q, Notting Hill and Catalyst.


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