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Planning advice

Full service planning team

Planning Advice

As the planning system becomes increasingly complex, time-consuming and expensive, it is more important than ever that planning applicants take professional advice throughout the planning process: expert advice early on could save a significant amount of money, time and stress. Burnetts has a full service planning team to support clients at all stages of the planning process. 

The team provides an end to end planning service for homeowners, landowners, commercial developers and housebuilders. Our team can provide support on every aspect of the planning process from pre-application advice to advocacy at public inquiries.

Areas of advice include: 

•    Residential – advice on small–scale, domestic planning issues through to large-scale residential developments  
•    Agricultural – support on issues such as prior notification applications, access, the use of land
•    Commercial – guidance on retail and industrial schemes
•    Housing associations – advice on new-build residential developments

Planning Consultant Maryanna Robinson has hands-on experience of the planning system, having spent much of her career in senior roles within local authorities. With her knowledge of the nuts and bolts of the planning process, she is strongly placed to provide specialist advice on: 

•    the practicalities of the planning process; 
•    feasibility studies; 
•    land evaluations; 
•    the appointment of specialist consultants; and 
•    the preparation and submission of planning applications. 

Working alongside Maryanna is Robbie Mather: Robbie is the only property lawyer in Cumbria to be recognised by Chambers and Partners, a prestigious national guide to law firms. 

The team has represented clients on numerous planning inquiries including representing local authorities on planning issues and inquiries including representing local authorities on appeals against the refusal of planning permission for wind turbines.


Who to contact

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Robbie Mather

Robbie is a Partner and head of the Commercial Property team.