Development Plan Representations

Development plan representations offer landowners and developers an opportunity to ensure that local planning policy supports their aspirations for their land assets. We can offer you with a dedicated service to ensure your interests are looked after as part of the development plan process.

A quick guide to development plans

All local planning authorities must produce a development plan, often called a ‘Local Plan’, which establishes their policies for acceptable development and land use in their area.

The development plan is often made up of several documents which may include local plans, neighbourhood plans and other core development strategies.

These development plans are important because planning law prescribes that planning applications within that local authority area are decided in line with the relevant policies within the plan.

How can landowners and developers contribute to local plans?

A local planning authority’s development plan is required to go through a series of consultations known as an ‘Examination in Public’. This process often includes serval ‘call for sites’ exercises, where planning authorities encourage landowners to come forward with sites that might help them meet their strategic development objectives.

It is vital that landowners, and others with a desire to ensure planning policy supports their aspirations for their land, get involved in the development plan process.

It offers an opportunity to influence emerging local planning policy and promote land to be allocated for specific development purposes, as well as potentially avoiding your land falling foul of any development restrictions.

How can PWA help you with development plan representations?

Development plans shape and influence future development and, critically, they identify a supply of land to meet future development needs.

We can advise you on all development plan matters, from the continued monitoring of emerging local plan documents to detailed representations in support of the promotion of your land assets.

This includes everything from the preparation of written submissions to attending examinations and hearings on your behalf.

Who we work for

“The team at PWA Planning make negotiating the planning system a much smoother experience. They always deal with matters in a professional and timely manner and are extremely proactive in negotiations with the planning authority. They have a strong reputation and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.”

John Winstanley, Story Homes

“PWA Planning have been our ‘go to’ planning consultants for many years on varying projects. Their knowledge of the vagaries within the planning system are invaluable ensuring that any advice given can be relied upon to secure the best possible outcome.”

Simon Baxter, Primas Law

“PWA Planning have been with us from the start of our journey at AFC Fylde. They approach all our projects with professionalism, flexibility and a can-do attitude. Their knowledge of the planning system and expert advice is second to none.”

David Haythornthwaite, Mill Farm Sports Village

“I have engaged with PWA Planning on many residential development sites. Their knowledge of the planning system is exemplary, and they have an excellent track record of securing planning consents on our sites. I would recommend PWA without hesitation.”

Richard Calderbank, Applethwaite Homes

“We have worked with PWA Planning for many years and have always found them to be approachable, knowledgeable and effective, navigating difficult projects with ease and professionalism. I would highly recommend PWA to anyone who needs expert planning advice and guidance.”

Phil Wooliscroft, Eddisons

“Paul and his team offer us that rare mix of high-quality planning advice with accessibility and tenacity, to take on the challenges the modern planning system presents. We enjoy the professional and friendly service and hope PWA will long be part of our wider development team.”

Alex Kenwright, EG Group

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