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John Bosworth

John Bosworth

John Bosworth

Position
Partner, Planning
Telephone
020 3465 4303
Email
jbosworth@maplesteesdale.co.uk
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Secretaries: Sam Kingdom/ Terri Wittenbach
020 3465 4329
skingdom@maplesteesdale.co.uk
twittenbach@maplesteesdale.co.uk

Sector expertise:

  • All aspects of town and country planning
  • Judicial review
  • Regeneration
  • Highways and drainage
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation

 

Professional experience:

  • Throughout his career John has advised upon some of the largest regeneration schemes in London and the south of England including London Docklands, Nine Elms and Wembley Park in London and also Ashford town centre, Temple Quay, Bristol and the Camborne Pool Redruth Urban Regeneration Area in Cornwall.
  • Advising in connection with the negotiation and renegotiation of various section 106 agreements at Wembley Park, including in respect of a new Masterplan providing 4850 new homes, one million sq ft of offices and start up workspaces and the provision of £140 million of investment into community infrastructure across Wembley, including a primary school and nursery, GP’s surgery and community meeting spaces. The agreements included cascade and review mechanisms for affordable housing, low cost employment space and community provision; highways improvements; public access; contributions towards education facilities; landscaping; public open space; public art; car parking management and travel plan measures.
  • Advising in connection with the compulsory purchase order for the redevelopment of Shepherds Bush Market and the High Court/Court of Appeal challenge to the order
  • Advising in connection with the redevelopment of the Empress State Building, Earls Court
  • Advising a landowner on compensation issues and a £25M reference to the Lands Tribunal in respect of a CPO linked to the development of Wembley Stadium.
  • Advising in respect of the called-in planning application for extensions to London Ashford Airport, including the negotiation of a planning obligation regulating the operation of the airport
  • Advising a water utility company in respect of its objections to the Bank Station extension transport and works order.
  • Advising a County Council in respect of a new settlement of 7500 new homes, including the provision of highways infrastructure, public transport, new primary and secondary schools and a library.
  • Representing a landowner/developer in the High Court and Court of Appeal following a statutory challenge to the grant of planning permission on appeal.   The challenge, which was brought largely on Habitats and EIA grounds was dismissed.
  • Advising a landowner in connection with a supermarket development on an edge of centre site, including establishing a base lawful use position and negotiating a section 106 agreement in connection with a planning appeal.

 

Professional history:

  • Partner Maples Teesdale (2017)
  • Partner Ashfords (1997-2017)
  • Solicitor Ashurst Morris Crisp (1990-1996)
  • Trainee and Solicitor Portsmouth City Council/ Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (1986-1990)


Memberships of professional / academic bodies:

  • Compulsory Purchase Association
  • Legal Associate Royal Town Planning Institute
  • CIPFA TiS Online Editorial Board Member

 

Awards and Recognition:

  • John has been included in The Best Lawyers In The United Kingdom for his work in planning since 2009

 

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