What is the best form of development for your site?
The zoning may permit approval by Council of a certain height and density of development, but the physical context, the objections of neighbours, the local politics of the Council and the attitudes of Council planning staff may all militate against achievement of the theoretical maximum development.

  • Should you press for the site’s full density permissible, or should you settle for something less?
  • How do you motivate the planning staff and councillors to support your proposal?
  • Should you appeal to the Land & Environment Court and if so, what are your prospects of success?

The person best qualified, able and available to advise you on these questions, and generally on your strategic development of your site, is Jeremy Bingham.

About Jeremy Bingham

  • Over 40 years in legal practice as a partner of Deacons (and predecessor firms) specialising in local government, development and town planning matters.
  • More than 20 years services as a local government councillor (Sydney City and Hunter’s Hill Councils) and 3 years as Lord Mayor of Sydney.
  • Former Chairman of Central Sydney Planning Committee and Sydney Olympic Games Bid for 2000.
  • 30 years of successful appearances in the NSW Land and Environment Count as an advocate for applicants who could get no satisfactory response from their local council.

Jeremy has recently left the legal firm Deacons and ceased practice as a lawyer. He now operates as a consultant.

If you are having difficulties obtaining approval for the development of your site contact:

Jeremy Bingham

28 High Street
Manly, NSW 2095

0418 430 639

(02) 9976 6788