Our planning department has extensive experience advising on all aspects of the town and country planning system

We provide pragmatic and commercial advice

Our experience also covers compulsory purchase and appropriation, highways, environment and energy matters, building regulations, affordable housing and judicial review.

It provides a comprehensive service to clients, providing pragmatic and commercial advice on both contentious and non-contentious aspects of these areas of law.

We advise on a range of issues including:

  • Section 106 legal agreements
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Planning appeals and public inquiries
  • Compulsory purchase and appropriation
  • Affordable housing
  • Listed building and conservation area matters
  • Planning policy, including the National Planning Policy Framework and Neighbourhood Plans
  • Strategic planning advice in the context of commercial property transactions
  • Planning applications and applications for certificates of lawful existing or proposed use and development
  • Planning enforcement
  • Tree preservation orders
  • Advertisement consents
  • Judicial review claims against the grant of planning permission
  • Building regulations
  • Highways stopping up and diversion orders
  • Highways agreements under Section 278 and Section 38 of the Highways Act 1980

Key Contacts

John Bosworth

Partner, Planning 020 3465 4303 View profile

Robin Barnes

Senior Associate, Planning 020 3465 4323 View profile

"John Bosworth is the one of the best planning lawyers I have ever worked with – and he is a good guy as well!"

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