Our in-house planning team focuses on improving our portfolio by securing beneficial planning permission and land use allocations.
With over 30 years’ experience, the team bring a commercial focus to the planning process, with particular skills in negotiating sustainable, viable and effective permissions. It manages all aspects of the process including the submission of representations to Local Development Frameworks, the renewal of existing planning consents and the negotiation of all relevant statutory agreements to ensure that any planning gain requirements are commercially deliverable.
An in-house planning function enables the St Francis Group to quickly evaluate planning risk, develop relevant and effective strategies and react quickly to the threats and opportunities arising from changing legislation. An inclusive approach to the planning process ensures that a spirit of cooperation prevails within all stakeholders in the planning system ensuring that applications are scoped, submitted, negotiated and granted in as smooth a manner as possible.