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We provide specialist planning advice for health and care schemes


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Bell Cornwell has considerable experience of working on developments within the care sector. We have helped our clients secure planning permissions for a diverse range of projects including care villages, elderly and dementia care homes and assisted living accommodation.

As well as the need to address issues common to other forms of development, such as those relating to highways, landscape and amenity. The successful delivery of planning permissions for care schemes typically requires a strong understanding of a range of sector specific issues, for example those relating to need arguments, particular design and regulatory requirements and the potential impacts of the proposals on local healthcare and related provisions. Issues may also be raised in relation to matters such as land use class and the liability (or otherwise) for affordable housing and planning contributions, these being matters which can have important implications for scheme deliverability and viability.

Our experience means that we have a strong understanding of the issues which are likely to require attention and we are therefore well placed to provide our clients with the support they need to secure their objectives for care schemes.

Types of development:

  • Care villages
  • Elderly and dementia care homes
  • Assisted living accommodation

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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.
There is a drive for renewable and low carbon energy solutions as well as sustainable waste management to be delivered through new development. There are both local and national policies at play and we can advise how to incorporate such technologies into your scheme.
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.