Our team of expert planning lawyers advises private and public sector clients, including property developers, investors, urban regenerators, Government departments and agencies, local planning authorities, national and multinational companies, statutory undertakers and utilities on the planning and environmental aspects of a broad range of projects.

We understand that navigating the planning regulatory landscape may look different for each of our clients.  Whether your project involves mixed-use development, regeneration, infrastructure, natural resources or land assembly we will tailor our approach to you by gaining an in-depth understanding of your objectives and the wider commercial and/or regulatory contexts within which your business operates.

We have extensive experience in guiding our clients through complex planning matters in the context of real estate transactions, strategic advice, disputes and litigation, Major Project Planning and Environment.

Our lawyers are experts in strategic and masterplan advice, promoting major schemes, compulsory purchase, planning and highways agreements, highways and transport issues, environmental impact assessment, listed buildings and conservation areas, enforcement, appeals and judicial review.

 

Notable deals and highlights

  • Advising Akzo Nobel UK Limited in connection with the master planning and planning application for its 800 unit residential and commercial development in North Stafford, a key part of the largest scheme ever consented in Stafford.
  • Advising BP and the British Pipelines Agency on all planning aspects of maintenance and development of their oil pipeline infrastructure.
  • Advising Cambridge Medipark Limited in securing over 800,000 sq ft of further floor space at the world-renowned medical research and patient care campus, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
  • Advising CALA Homes in connection with its 1,350 unit residential scheme at Long Marston.
  • Acting for National Grid on a compulsory purchase order for the delivery of an extensive new electric cable tunnel network in London; and planning advice (including on permitted development rights) in relation to its infrastructure throughout the country. 

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