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Planning/Zoning 

Planning/zoning is an area of law where political and policy considerations can be paramount and a lawyer needs to be familiar with strategic issues as well as the detailed aspects of any scheme.

Our town planning lawyers have specialist public and private sector experience of all aspects of development and planning law, policy and practice, public law and local government.

The team is renowned for its expertise in tall building developments, urban regeneration and infrastructure projects. Our planning lawyers secure planning permission for clients and negotiate planning agreements and development plans. Knowledge of heritage issues and expertise in environmental impact assessments are also key elements of the firm’s practice. Market-leading property groups and investment banks depend on the firm’s expert deployment of strategic and tactical argument in complex public inquiries.

Our public law experts advise business and local and national government bodies on highways issues, business rates, compulsory purchase, local government, judicial review and Parliamentary proceedings.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Aroland Holdings on planning matters in relation to 1 Undershaft, London. If successful, this would be the City’s tallest tower
  • Various parties on a proposed tall building redevelopment on Blackfriars Road, Southwark
  • Land Securities on its plans for 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3, known as the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building
  • Great Portland Estates on its plans for redevelopment of 100 Bishopsgate, EC2
  • Native Land – GC Bankside LLP on its planning application for the site known as Bankside 4, Southwark, London SE1
  • Grainger Plc on the development of Newlands Common, a major development to the west of Waterlooville in South Hampshire

Contact

David Watkins

Partner

(44 20) 7456 4852



Neighbourhood planning: power to the people?

In this article Louise Samuel explains the concept of neighbourhood planning – what is it and who might get involved. It was originally published by Practical Law, but is now available for our clients.


Click here to access the full article.



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