We understand the pressures faced by local planning authorities to determine planning applications in a timely manner whilst ensuring quality decisions. We are available to provide short-term cover during peaks in workload either in an advisory capacity or by taking on the full case officer role at the planning application stage or at a subsequent appeal.
Adams Hendry has provided Development Management support to a number of local planning authorities by providing DM case officer roles on individual planning applications, including major residential schemes, and representing councils at s78 appeal enquiries in respect of a number of large housing sites, providing case officer, planning policy, housing land supply and case management roles. We have a number of experienced development management planners and expert witnesses within our consultancy team.
Our development management Projects include:
Selby District Council Wind Farms Planning applications
Horsham District Council major residential applications
Eastleigh Borough Council – Policy input and appeal support
Fareham Borough Council major residential applications and appeal support
Willows Power and Recycling Centre
Horsham District Council
Adams Hendry provided consultancy support to Horsham District Council, acting as Case Officer on behalf of the Council on a number of major planning applications and discharge of condition applications.
The work involved liaising with applicants, their agents and various interested parties, including internal and external consultees and elected Members, in order to progress applications to determination in a timely and coherent manner.
In doing so, Adams Hendry was responsible for the preparation of Committee reports and Committee presentations and liaised with Horsham District Council’s legal representatives in order to prepare associated and often complex, legal agreements.
The work undertaken helped the Council to continue to determine major planning applications within the statutory timeframes, including where it has been necessary to negotiate a formal extension of time.