Head of Planning
Nigel Hewitson is a partner and the head of our London planning team. His practice principally encompasses planning and compulsory purchase work but he also advises on wider public law matters such as highways law, heritage protection and local government law generally.
He is an experienced practitioner in the fields of planning; heritage, highways and compulsory purchase having spent most of his 25 year career advising on them.
Nigel has dealt with numerous planning inquiries and a dozen compulsory purchase orders of varying sizes. Current clients include major property developers; public bodies and significant players in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Nigel joined the practice in 2007 as a senior associate, becoming a partner in 2010. His previous posts include Legal Director at English Heritage as well as roles in local planning authorities and in private practice.
The Government has announced proposals which will allow, in most cases, a change of use from Use Class B1(a) (Office) to C3 (Residential) without the need to....
January 29, 2013
The Green Deal is a market led initiative which will enable people to make energy efficiency improvements to their houses and businesses at no upfront cost..
February 02, 2012
Nigel Hewitson comments on government plans to overhaul English Heritage and how the proposed changes could affect the types of properties it will manage..
December 01, 2013
Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Dubai-based DP World, one of the world’s largest port developers and operators, on the development of London .
November 21, 2013