‘highly active advising landowners and businesses on compulsory purchase issues arising from the High Speed Rail scheme.’ Legal 500 2017
I have extensive experience as a specialist planning and environmental lawyer. I have worked with a number of regional heavy weight law firms in the North West and Midlands. I have provided strategic and practical planning and environmental advice to developers, national house builders, land owners, local authorities, education organisations, waste and mineral companies and the energy sector.
I have a specialism in High Speed Rail (HS2) advising landowners and businesses affected by the infrastructure project providing strategic compulsory purchase advice.
Typical areas I deal with are:
Recent matters I have dealt with are;
Acting for a developer of a large urban expansion of Truro in Cornwall involving 1500 housing unit, a new school, including retail, employment and a new strategic highway
Acting for a leading Midlands university on a planning application covering a 10 year master plan involving detailed drafting and negotiation of a s106 Agreement.
Acting for the port authority in Liverpool providing specialist planning and environmental advice on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and permitted development rights on the development of two bio-mass terminals in the port.
Acting for a number of national house builders in the North West and Midlands, including the drafting and negotiation of s106 Agreements.
Acting for a commercial landowner severally affected by a Transport & Works Act Order on a development site to the south of Leeds Station.
Acting for two companies / landowners with significant sites affected by HS2 at Euston Station, London and Piccadilly Station, Manchester.
Acting for a leading North West university in securing the first university planning permission for a wind farm in the UK.
Acting for an American company acquiring a titanium smelting plant in the UK involving detailed negotiations on environmental liabilities.