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Bell Cornwell works with colleges, universities, institutions, and student housing companies that provide housing for students to provide planning services to meet their operational needs. When necessary, we can undertake reviews of wider property portfolios to help identify the right strategy or solution for our clients within both the state and independent sectors.

Projects for new developments within the education and community sectors will often attract a considerable amount of interest from the local community and interest groups. Schemes may also be subject to very specific land use constraints and to influence from organisations such as Sport England and similar organisations. Organisations possess considerable powers to influence the outcome of planning applications.

Bell Cornwell’s breadth of experience acting on a range of education and community schemes means that we have a strong understanding of the issues likely to require attention. We are able to provide clear advice in order to enable our clients to minimise the risks and costs required to secure a successful outcome, irrespective of the type of project envisaged.

Types of development:

  • New schools or premises
  • Change of use/services/facilities
  • Community engagement

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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.
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.
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.