"We could not have created such a thorough Evidence Base ourselves.
Levvel's in-depth knowledge of the affordable housing market was
invaluable. Their analysis of local affordability clearly illustrated
housing need. Through their efforts we were able to demonstrate that our
plans were both justifiable and sustainable."
"Levvel have been known to McCarthy & Stone for over seven years and have provided reliable expert witness services, site negotiation work and viability assessments during that time. Their expert knowledge of housing and the planning system have proved an invaluable asset over the years that we have known Levvel and we anticipate continuing our professional relationship with them in the future. I have no hesitation in recommending this company."
Tony Allen, Managing Director,
The Planning Bureau Ltd
"Levvel made it very easy for us to really indentify the right form of drafting so that the Section 106 agreement was water tight in delivering what we intended. They also helped our legal team to draft the actual Cascade arrangements, which saved us both time and money."
Adam Cunnington, Development Director,
"The way that Levvel presented our case and the supporting evidence base was an exercise in insight and clarity. They were always very helpful and provided a Grade A service. Their carefully researched and argued testimony, including analysis of a substantial quantity of last minute evidence from the other side, made what was potentially an extremely stressful situation much less so and enabled us to carefully examine the implications of the evidence easily."
Christian Barber, Development Manager,
"I have worked with Levvel in respect of the Stratford City development (part of which is now the Olympic Village) and in respect of a large mixed-use development in South Gloucestershire. There is no doubt that their experience and competence in the critical area of affordable housing and its impact on viability is first rate. They are analytical, thorough and imaginative in developing solutions and approaches which help square the competing demands made for sites in terms of planning obligations and the critical need for affordable housing."
Mike Youkee, Head of Housing Initiatives,
Quintain Estates and Development plc
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NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK
The Government has published new streamlined planning practice guidance for the National Planning Policy Framework and the planning system. Levvel welcome informal queries from previous, current or potential new clients on the impact that the new guidance will have on their project, be they a local authority, developer or landowner. Please contact us on 01202 639444 to see how we can assist.