Why choose our Real Estate planning lawyers?Securing planning objectives involves different routes for different clients. Whether a project involves mixed-use development, regeneration, infrastructure, natural resources or land assembly, we have the expertise to deliver the best possible result.
Our specialists guide clients through complex
planning aspects of real estate transactions, providing strategic advice and
supporting them through disputes, litigation, infrastructure planning and
We are particularly specialised in providing strategic and masterplan advice, promoting major schemes, compulsory purchases, planning and highways agreements and highways and transport issues.
We have extensive expertise in environmental impact assessments, listed buildings and conservation areas, enforcement, appeals and judicial reviews.
Our planning lawyers are also experts in compulsory purchase powers – Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) and Development Consent Orders (DCOs) – as well as compensation and other related issues. More detail on our on our compulsory purchase and compensation expertise can be found here.
Notable deals and highlights
- We advised 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.
- We advised BP and the British Pipelines Agency on all planning aspects of maintenance and development of their oil pipeline infrastructure.
- We advised 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.
- We acted for National Grid on a compulsory purchase order for the delivery of an extensive new electric cable tunnel network in London, and provided planning advice (including on permitted development rights) in relation to its infrastructure throughout the country.
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