F & A
Freches & Associes

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Urban Planning and Development

Urban Planning


Review of the operations’ legal feasibility

Operational legal assistance for the implementation of procedures (local land-use plan (plan local d’urbanisme – PLU), territorial coherence schemes (schéma de cohérence territoriale – SCOT), zone of concerted development (zone d’aménagement concerté – ZAC), communal maps (carte communale), new tourist units (unites touristiques nouvelles – UTN), departmental committee for commercial development (commission départementale d’aménagement commercial – CDAC))

Advice and identification of the most appropriate legal arrangement and assistance in its implementation

Assistance in obtaining the required authorisations for real estate projects

Audit and validation of urban planning authorisations (building permit, development permit, prior declaration, new tourist units authorisation, commercial equipment authorisation)

Audits of urban planning regulations (communal maps, local land-use plans, territorial coherence schemes)

Administrative litigation related to authorisations, urban planning regulations and financial participations

Litigation related to the commercial planning aspect of building permits (assistance and representation before the national commission for commercial development (commission nationale d’aménagement commercial – CNAC) and before the administrative courts of appeal)

Judicial litigation related to urban planning (compensation and demolition litigation, repressive litigation before the criminal judge)


Development and Land Management


Review of the development operations’ legal feasibility

Audit and validation of development procedures (creation and elaboration of ZAC)

Review of specifications for land transfers

Pre-emption (advice and assistance, legality litigation, judicial pricing litigation)

Expropriation (audit of expropriation procedures, advice, assistance and litigation in administrative and judicial phases, transport to the site, negotiation of transactions, negotiation of accession treaties, etc.)