Navigating the maze of planning, zoning and land use approval processes anywhere in the world can result in significant delays and escalating costs which can spell the difference between success and failure for a development project. To succeed, you need experienced, practical legal advisors to provide you with the right strategic advice throughout every stage of the planning process.
From the initial due diligence to the acquisition of property and construction, Dentons has the experience, technical expertise and key governmental contacts to work collaboratively with you and your development consultants so you achieve your outcome in a timely, cost-efficient manner. We are active and successful development advocates, with extensive experience and knowledge gained from working with some of the largest global, national and local developers, landowners and institutions and from appearing before governmental and regulatory authorities dealing with zoning and land use issues. We understand how development systems are used to raise finance and pay for infrastructure, and how to use those factors to help you succeed in having your plans and projects approved. We leverage our thorough understanding of land use regulation and the project approval process as well as our knowledge of the key players to help you achieve your business goals.
Whether your development plans involve a multi-phased planned development, the subdivision of existing lands, approvals for new construction or rehabilitation, heritage or architectural landmark preservation, safety code compliance, environmental assessment, licensing or other development approval issues, Dentons can provide the expertise and advice you need to address your toughest challenges.
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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requirement for development plans to meet "objectively assessed needs" is a core principle of the planning system.
The Planning Inspectorate is holding local authorities to account on development plan preparation, and the courts are providing useful support. Read moreEnergySeptember 27, 2013
In June 2013, the United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG) published a Community Engagement Charter committing its members to working in various ways with local communities affected by onshore oil and gas industry activity. Read moreEnergyJuly 24, 2013
"Unconventional" onshore oil and gas extraction is likely to play a greater role in the UK energy economy, as changing production economics, advances in oilfield technology and energy security pressures trigger a range of Government announcements intended to create a clear investment pathway for shale gas and oil. Read more
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