Planning & Development

Over the last few years GSC Grays have been heavily involved in advising on the development potential of clients’ property. In light of the changing planning environment we offer a pro-active service, working with other advisers to maximise value and to ease the planning process.

The publication of the National Planning Policy Framework in 2012 and the recent widening of the Permitted Development Rights, has radically altered the planning environment to provide excellent opportunities for the promotion of development sites at all scales.  Our experience shows that the economic recovery is now providing market demand for these sites.

GSC Grays operate across the full spectrum of development sites, both in terms of size and use.  We are involved in the long term promotion of strategic housing and mixed use developments, whilst continuing to promote smaller, and short term sites.

Our bespoke development appraisals allow the effective production of detailed business plans.  These can be used for initial feasibility studies or in support of loan/grant applications.

GSC Grays can provide a critique of any development proposals to ensure that clients understand the project risks and the benefits which might come from further advice.