Our top-ranked team advise on all aspects of planning throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
Whether it’s a complex city centre site or a large tract of rural land, clients rely on our expertise and detailed technical knowledge to help successfully navigate their way through what has become a highly complex process. With a team of dedicated planning lawyers, comprising five partners and six other lawyers, we are at the forefront of strategic development and are regularly appointed to give specialist advice on a wide range of planning issues including:
- planning hearings and public inquiries;
- strategic planning advice;
- judicial review;
- planning permissions and agreements; and
- compulsory purchase and compensation.
We partner with clients on all aspects of their transactions, helping them to navigate highly technical issues to deliver commercially sound solutions in line with agreed strategies...
Our approach to service delivery is what sets us apart. In every project we focus exclusively on our clients’ needs and key objectives, helping them to anticipate problems and identify solutions to ensure smooth delivery of multi-faceted complex projects.
We are a practice with unparalleled expertise in large-scale energy projects across the UK. We have advised on a number of section 36 applications in Scotland and DCO applications in England and Wales and we have a high success rate of winning planning inquiries for consenting onshore wind to the offshore market.
We are also widely viewed as the ‘go-to’ firm for planning advice on strategic residential developments, representing Taylor Wimpey, Miller Homes, Barratt, David Wilson Homes, Mactaggart and Mickel and Gladman Developments.
Our retail experience is also second to none: we advise British Land and Sainsbury’s on all of their Scottish projects. We have also advised John Lewis & Partners in relation to Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow, and City of Edinburgh Council on the redevelopment of St James Centre (St James Quarter) in Edinburgh.