By way of an introduction, the Green Belt policy was established in 1955 with the primary aim of preventing urban sprawl. There are now 14 separate areas of Green Belt with a coverage totalling approximately 13% of England.
"We have utilised the services of Michael Wright and David Whipps for many years. We have been very pleased with the very professional advice of and service received from both of them and their supporting colleagues."
Holmes & Hills has a team of specialist Planning Law solicitors that advise developers and land owners across the South East and East Anglia on a wide range of complex planning law issues. The team works with its clients and their advisory team to achieve their development objectives or to protect their property interests.
We have a variety of clients in the private sector including regional and national house-builders, development companies, private land owners and affordable housing providers. We advise these clients on:
David Whipps, is recognised as a leading Planning Law solicitor in Essex by Chambers & Partners. The Legal 500 recommends four of the team’s five solicitors as being experts in their field in the region.
Holmes & Hills’ Planning & Development Team is recognised as being one of the leading sources of Planning Law advice and representation in the country by Planning Magazine - a leading industry publication for planning professionals across the UK. The Team is also recognised as a leading source of Planning Law advice in East Anglia and the South East by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 respectively. These publications research and list the UK’s top law firms providing advice in various areas of the law.
Every year, our Planning & Development Team organise the region’s largest series of Planning Law Update events, providing attendees with details of the latest changes to planning legislation and important new developments in case law. In 2015 over 300 planning consultants, local authority planning officers, developers, architects, surveyors and property professionals attended six events held across Essex and Suffolk.
See the Holmes & Hills Events page for information on upcoming events being organised.
This autumn, Homes & Hills planning law solicitors will once again be holding a number of planning seminars to discuss changes to planning legislation, recent legal developments and the implications of these for property, development and planning professionals.
Holmes & Hills Solicitors' 10th annual series of Planning Law Updates will be taking place in Ipswich in September.
Holmes & Hills Solicitors' 10th annual series of Planning Law Updates will be taking place in Chelmsford in October.
Holmes & Hills' Team of Planning Law solicitors will be in Colchester to present their 7th annual series of Planning Law Update.
Holmes & Hills' Team of Planning Law solicitors will be in Bury St Edmunds to present their 7th annual series of Planning Law Update.