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CPG Terms and Conditions

Registered in England and Wales with company number 09124745.   The company’s registered office is located at

Cornwall Planning Limited, Chi Gallos Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park, N Quay, Hayle TR27 4DD

(Cornwall Planning)

  1. Professional Indemnity

Cornwall Planning will maintain Professional Indemnity insurance for the sum of no less than £2 million in respect of any claim. A copy of our Professional Indemnity Insurance certificate is available upon request.

  1. Payment Terms

All invoices are due for payment within 30 days of being issued, with work not commencing until payment has been received in full (unless agreed otherwise in writing at the outset of the project).

Any queries regarding invoices should be given in writing within 5 days of the final date of payment. In these cases a statement clearly setting out the reasons for disputing any payment must be made.

We reserve the right to cease to act in any case where our payment terms are not met.

We reserve the right to charge interest under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 on any overdue invoices which have not been paid in accordance with our terms – at the rate of 4% above base rate of the Bank of England.

  1. VAT

All fees and disbursements are exclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated, which will be added to invoices at the current rate.

  1. Disbursements

All fee proposals are exclusive of disbursements, unless explicitly stated otherwise, and normal disbursement charges will be added for the following:

– Printing & photocopying (including binding and laminating)

– Travel

– Reasonable subsistence costs

– Couriers

– Postage

– CDs

– Purchase of OS maps, historical maps, aerial photographs, mapping data

  • Computer Generated Photorealistic Images (CGI)

A schedule of current disbursement charges can be found attached to these terms and conditions. These rates are subject to change in response to annual reviews, reflecting inflation and increase in supplier costs.

Cornwall Planning makes no allowance for costs towards application or pre-application fees to statutory bodies including Local Authority Building Control, Local Planning authorities and Robust Standard Details. Rather, clients are expected to cover these fees in addition to any initial agreement.

  1. Hourly Rates

Work charged by time, or any additional work over and above the scope of our fee agreement, will be charged at our standard hourly rates. The current rates for each member of staff are appended to these terms and conditions. For projects that run over several years, please note that these rates are subject to change in response to annual reviews, reflecting inflation and other cost increases.

  1. Intellectual Property

Cornwall Planning will retain the copyright of any original work produced within the duration of any collaboration and no part of any design may be registered by the client without our written consent.

Cornwall Planning will grant the client a non-assignable licence to copy and use the drawings, documents and all other such work created for their particular project, subject to payment in full of our fees.

In the case that the copyright license needs to be assigned to a third party, Cornwall Planning reserves the right to charge an assignment fee.

  1. Collateral Warranties

We reserve the right not to enter into any collateral warranties or similar forms of agreements which we deem to be unreasonable in its terms.

Where we may be requested to enter into a collateral warranty agreement, we will usually require the client to meet our reasonable legal costs when obtaining advice on the agreement. In these cases we would expect to be able to negotiate a form of warranty which is acceptable to all parties – we reserve the right to review our fee proposal to reflect the cost of any increased perceived risks placed on Cornwall Planning by the contract.

  1. Jurisdiction

The terms and conditions (and any contract made under them) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and each party irrevocably agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.