Williams Gallagher promote client interests through full engagement with the preparation of Local Plans, Neighbourhood Plans and relevant policy documents (both at a national and local level).

Our work includes:

  • Promotion – to raise awareness with a local authority that land and / or assets are available and suitable for development.
  • Research – to assess the impact and implications of changes to planning policy.
  • Monitoring the progress of development plans to ensure land and development are promoted at the right time.
  • Representations – to enable development to come forward.
  • Defensive planning – preparing representations and political engagement strategies to defend against harmful development.
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – working with viability specialists, where necessary, to support our representations to challenge proposed CIL rates.
  • Attendance at and participation in Examinations in Public.