Planning

The lawyers who comprise our global planning team have extensive experience guiding clients through sometimes complex and costly planning regulations and systems, along with advising on potential legal risks. We know that at stake is our clients’ ability to deliver, as well as their reputations across a range of key industry sectors, including real estate, transport and energy.

Our knowledge of regional, national and international planning laws, combined with our prominent global footprint, enables us to deliver practical solutions on major domestic, international and cross-border projects. We act for developers, infrastructure providers, landowners, investors, occupiers, operators and governmental entities, providing a holistic view of issues arising from large-scale projects and real estate developments.

Our experience covers the full scope of planning issues, including advising on planning and re-zoning applications, amending planning schemes and ordinances, managing environmental assessments and investigations and negotiating with regulatory authorities. We bring commercial awareness and political, technical and regulatory insight to the planning process, advising on every step from project inception to implementation.

Our areas of work include

  • Appeals and public inquiries
  • Compulsory purchase, eminent domain, land assembly and compensation
  • Development and land taxes
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Economic incentives and programs
  • Environmental law, including environmental assessments and habitat regulations assessments
  • Negotiation of planning and infrastructure agreements
  • Planning enforcement notices and appeals
  • Planning, zoning and rezoning applications and appeals
  • Projects
  • Real estate
  • Regulation and investigations
  • Risk advisory

Contacts

Senior Partner
Head of Real Estate, United States
Head of Real Estate, London
Executive Counsel
Head of Real Estate, South Africa; Director

Knowledge

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Publication

UK: Where a successful section 73 application has been made to the Local Planning Authority, resulting in the grant of a new planning permission with varied conditions, is it then possible to make a further variation to that section 73 permission by way of a further application under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990?

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Publication

UK: It was recently asked whether it is legally possible to make an application under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to the Local Planning Authority, in order to vary a section 73 permission.

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Publication

UK: A conservatory has been built within 3 metres of a public sewer without the consent of the water undertaker.

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