Illman Young have given evidence as expert witness at numerous hearings and planning inquiries for both local councils and private developers. This demanding type of work requires in-depth preparation of proofs of evidence, combined with good leadership from Counsel, and support from all members of the appeal team. Whilst the outcome can never be predicted, thorough preparation, careful planning and attention to detail are essential to present the team’s case in the most favourable light.
In addition to our planning appeal work, Illman Young also provide landscape advice to a number of local councils, parish councils and residents groups. We have undertaken the role of landscape officer, providing formal commentary on summitted planning applications, or guidance on the best approach to development proposals.