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We can advise how to deliver sustainable and policy compliant solutions

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Reflecting the Government’s plans to achieve a net zero carbon economy, the planning system is increasingly requiring that renewable and low carbon energy solutions be delivered as integral parts of new developments. Developers and landowners therefore need to understand how such technologies can be delivered and the issues and opportunities which come with the use of such systems.

In parallel, the wider drive towards sustainability means that the way in which waste is managed is also becoming more carefully controlled, reflecting efforts to reduce the impact which waste has on the environment. Following national and local sustainability objectives, waste authorities are increasingly looking at ways in which waste can be reused or recycled and whether it can be used as a resource in its own right, for example as a means of generating energy.

Bell Cornwell has experience of acting on a wide range of energy and waste projects. We are familiar with national and local planning policies on such uses. We are therefore well placed to provide our clients with well informed and knowledgeable planning advice on such schemes.

Types of development:

  • Solar, wind and low carbon energy schemes
  • Energy from waste schemes
  • Waste local plan site promotion
  • Waste and recycling planning applications

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Other Sectors

Acting on behalf of landowners, estates, farmers and other rural businesses, we can assist with sites even in the most sensitive locations. Our advice will help to unlock the development potential of your rural enterprise and utilise the initiatives on offer.
Whether you’re building new commercial facilities, repurposing existing premises or looking to secure a change of use, our input will add value to your development. We can highlight the economic and employment benefits of your proposals, address concerns about traffic, servicing and noise as well as carry out sequential analysis.
This type of new development will often attract considerable interest from the local community and may be subject to very specific land use constraints. We can liaise with key organisations to minimise risk and meet operational needs for clients within both the state and independent sectors.
Developments such as care villages, elderly and dementia care homes and assisted living accommodation require a strong understanding of sector specific issues. We can compile arguments related to need, specialist design and regulatory requirements as well as addressing the impact on local provisions.
We prepare heritage impact assessments to accompany applications as well as any additional consents that are required, such as listed building consent. Consult us at an early stage to identify local heritage assets and mitigate potential issues so you can pursue your scheme with greater confidence.
We can help with a range of home improvement projects such as the construction of ancillary accommodation and ‘granny annexes’, changes to allow working from home or extensions to the existing buildings. We can advise what type of permission you require and the best route to obtaining it.
Our experience includes traditional forms of development such as new hotels, holiday parks, campsites and short stay visitor accommodation. We are also specialists in less common schemes which include tree houses, shepherd huts and other high end, bespoke offerings. Our analysis of the site will help to develop a strategy that’s right for you.
We undertake work on residential projects of all sizes and types, ranging from single dwellings up to major urban extension and regeneration schemes. We can help you navigate any planning obligations as well as utilise strategic opportunities such as land supply deficiencies, previously developed land and permitted development, to name but a few.
As the housing market becomes more complex, a greater range of alternatives are being brought to the market such as purpose-built student housing, extra care for the elderly and co-living spaces for young professionals. We can help you navigate the associated planning obligations and develop a strategy to obtain the necessary permissions.