Planning and Enforcement Manager
Sharon Smith is a qualified, RTPI chartered town planner with over 25 years of experience in both local authority and private practice. She works closely with both our Commercial Property and Conveyancing teams to provide a Planning Consultancy service and has been with the firm since 2016.
Commercial Planning Services
For commercial clients, Sharon is able to assist with all planning-related matters including:
- Site appraisals
- Pre-application enquiries
- Preparation and submission of all types of planning applications and appeals
- Listed building applications
- Listed building appeals
- Enforcement notice appeals
- Other planning matters, including development-related legal agreements
She is also able to provide representation at meetings, parish council meetings, and appeal hearings/inquiries where required, including discussion/negotiation with Local Authorities regarding planning matters. In addition, Sharon has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of planning enforcement matters and certificates of lawful development (existing and proposed). Click here to see the commercial planning page.
Residential Planning Services
For residential clients, Sharon can advise clients on all planning-related matters, residential extensions, including preparation and submission of planning applications and appeals. She is also able to prepare letters of objection or comment in respect of planning applications, negotiations with Local Authorities, and the preparation and submission of planning appeals, including attendance at council meetings. Click here to see the residential planning page.
Sharon is based at our Colchester office but is able to help with matters across all of our offices in Essex and London, as well as providing planning services throughout the UK.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services if any of my friends required any kind of planning advice.