Land and property are often among the greatest assets of any individual or family. Maximising potential for use and value, while minimising any liability and retaining flexibility, is key. Advice on the best advantage to be had from the planning, infrastructure and environmental legislative regime is essential in order to achieve this.
Advising in relation to development sites ranging in size from under ten properties to more than 2,000 homes, with associated infrastructure and amenities, we provide an end to end service for landowners. We are also regularly instructed by clients including, property developers, charities, education providers, property investors, and financiers, businesses of all shapes and sizes and private individuals on a wide range of planning and environmental matters.
Clients benefit from our established relationships and experience in working with other professional advisers and from our detailed understanding of the region. The team have also acted for and worked within local authorities, so we have a firm insight into how they operate and make decisions.
We continue to advise in relation to some of the most strategically important projects in the region, often for those who hold land interests of key significance, having been involved in high profile sites such as Green Park, M4 Junction 11, Reading Station, Thames Valley Science Park, Didcot and Shinfield Strategic Development housing locations and major mixed use developments across the region. We also take on work to underpin landowner’s interests such as establishing lawfulness of use, objecting to applications to ensure adequate protections are in place, and promoting sites for allocation in the local plan process.
As well as placing us among the UK's top 15 Planning law firms, Planning magazine’s 2020 Planning Law Survey has acknowledged partner and team head Karen Jones as one of the top 10 planning law solicitors in the UK. We are also highly recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Blandy & Blandy LLP was named ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2017 Thames Valley Property Awards, and as a finalist again in 2018, when partner Simon Dimmick received the 'Outstanding Contribution' award.