Solicitors in Essex, Colchester, Chelmsford, London – Fisher Jones Greenwood
Services for business

Our commercial solicitors are able to offer legal advice over a wide range of corporate and commercial areas and issues. From our network of offices across Essex and London we are able to help organisations of all sizes and industries, making sure we always put the client first.

Planning consultancy

Planning Consultancy

We offer a comprehensive planning consultancy service alongside our other commercial real estate 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 and has considerable knowledge of working for commercial developers, businesses, local authority clients, architects, surveyors and action or resident groups.


  • Development site appraisals
  • Local plan representation and site promotion
  • Pre-application enquiries
  • Attendance at parish & town council meetings and planning committees.
  • Preparation and submission of planning applications
    • including listed buildings, changes of use and prior notification applications
  • Planning conditions, legal agreements and community infrastructure levy (CIL)
  • Preparation and submission of all types of planning appeals
    • including representation at planning hearings or inquiries
  • planning enforcement matters
    • including liaising with the relevant local authority and preparing and submitting enforcement appeals with representation at hearings or inquiries
  • Preparation and submitting of lawful development applications (proposed and existing development or uses)
    • including preparation of statutory declarations.
  • Expert witness statements

If you would like more information on any of our planning services or feel we could help with any planning issue or query you may have, please get in touch with our team today on 01206 835236 or email [email protected].

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