Planning & Rating

Members of the Becket Chambers Planning and Rating Team can advise and represent you in criminal and civil proceedings under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This encompasses breaches of planning control, enforcement notices, display of advertisements and ‘loss of amenity’ notices. Our Rating experts specialise in high-risk cases involving commercial property. We also act for local authorities, giving us a complete understanding of the issues at stake in these cases.

Our Barristers act for developers and individuals involved in planning disputes, as well as for local authorities. We can advise you in connection with planning applications, as well as undertaking planning inquiries and hearings. We will also act in appeals to enforcement proceedings (in either the criminal courts or as part of civil proceedings for injunctions and/or damages) in the High Court or County Court.

Team members also have specialist experience of the additional aspects involved with working with English Heritage and authorities in Listed Building status and in assessing environmental impact of developments.

Our expertise

You can enjoy the confidence of working with a barrister with extensive experience in:

  • Environmental impact
  • Listed Buildings
  • Planning enquiries
  • Rights of way
  • Use of agricultural land.

Planning & Rating Barristers