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Retail proposals often generate highly complex and challenging issues. We have experience in promoting and securing planning permission for retail schemes of all scales.

Retail Sector:

  • We provide specialist planning advice to clients who specifically seek to develop or use land and buildings for:
    • Out of town retail uses.
    • Town centre retail uses.


  • The planning services we provide include:
    • Undertaking a planning assessment of the prospects of obtaining permission for the sought retail use(s).
    • Advising on the planning strategy to maximise the prospects of obtaining the sought planning permission.
    • Undertaking a quantitative and qualitative “need”, “impact”, and “sequential test assessment” for retail and other “town centre uses” that are proposed outside the town centre.
    • Varying planning conditions enabling the occupation of a unit for a specific operator.
    • Negotiating planning permission for corporate signage and shop frontages.
    • Negotiating all planning applications for new development, including the associated planning agreements.
    • Acting as the expert witness at planning appeal.
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Sequential Test Assessment

Vitality & Viability

Need & Impact