Applications and Appeals

Substantial multi-sector experience across high profile and large scale schemes ensures hgh has the expertise necessary to advise upon, submit and conclude robust planning applications and appeals that meet the needs of clients.

Land Promotion and Policy

A proper understanding of the UK’s plan-led system is often key to unlocking strategic development sites. hgh has extensive experience in promoting land for development through the local and neighbourhood plan processes.

Appraisal and Viability Assessment

When considering planning requirements, hgh uses its commercial understanding of development projects to find viable solutions to schemes for clients. 

Planning Appraisals

At the outset of development, hgh assesses sites to identify their opportunities and constraints (be they practical, environmental, political or regulatory) in order to construct the most appropriate strategy for taking matters forward. 

Community Engagement

Public and political support for new development and infrastructure is an essential part of the planning process, and hgh works with stakeholders at all levels to help secure this.

Regulatory Enforcement

Drawing on a breadth of experience throughout the practice, hgh advises and supports clients as to the most effective means of avoiding and/or addressing enforcement action.

Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO)

Where it is proposed that land or property should be acquired by compulsory purchase to facilitate development, hgh has the expertise and experience to guide our clients through this often complex and politically sensitive process.

Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Where developers are obliged to provide funds towards infrastructure to mitigate the impact of new development, hgh has the commercial ability to expertly manage negotiations with authorities on behalf of our clients. 

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Where an EIA may be required to support development, hgh has in-house environmental expertise for screening, scoping, managing and coordinating the assessment process, including the preparation of Environmental Statements (ES).

Strategy and Strategic Solutions

A Director-led approach to all hgh projects is central to our offering, ensuring that the fullest consideration is given to each scheme and the best tactical solution offered to meet our clients’ objectives.

Development Consent Orders (DCO)

For nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs), hgh provides professional advice on the requirements and processes associated with DCO.