We offer a comprehensive planning consultancy service alongside our other commercial property legal services. Whether it is site appraisals, application enquiries, applications, representation at meetings, or planning enforcement matters, we are able to help.
Our Planning and Enforcement Manager Sharon Smith has over 25 years of experience and expertise. Sharon also has considerable knowledge of working for commercial developers, businesses, local authority clients, architects, surveyors, as well as action or resident groups.
If you think we could help with any planning issue or query you have, or even if you would like more information on any of our planning services – please get in touch with our team today on 01206 835236 or email [email protected].
Our Planning and Enforcement Manager, Sharon offers a free 15-minute initial consultation to help you scope your project and discuss how FJG’s planning consultancy could help you. These appointments are virtual; they can be booked as a telephone call, or video call using one of the following platforms – FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, or Zoom. To book an initial planning consultation – call 01206 835236 or email [email protected].
“A client wanted to expand their business and open a coffee shop after success in running their coffee stall in Colchester. Sharon Smith was able to successfully help this enterprising business by submitting a planning application for change of business use. Read more to learn about the case study and the thoughts of the client.”Download full case study
“After the sale of his company in 2016, Jon needed a project to keep him busy, after a break of around two years, he stumbled across an unloved property just outside Colchester. The property was the Shoulder of Mutton in Fordham, Colchester, and the project was to convert it from the existing public house to a Vintage Tea Room with Antiques Centre. Sharon Smith assisted in this process. Download the full case study to find out more.”Download full case study
“Our Planning expert, Sharon helped a commercial client succeed in acquiring a change of use planning application for their existing barn and planning permission for new structures on their property. To learn more about this successful case study and our “highly professional, experienced and knowledgeable” Sharon Smith, please follow the link below.”Download full case study