I am the head of planning at Cripps. I find the planning world fascinating because it is constantly evolving – it requires an ability to see the bigger picture as well as to focus on small details.
With over 15 years’ experience as a planning lawyer in both private practice and for central government, my role includes advising on strategic and complex planning matters including the preparation of section 106 agreements to support large scale housing and mixed use development, highways and infrastructure, judicial review, compulsory purchase orders and regeneration schemes.
I act for developers and strategic land promoters, local authorities and institutional investors on a range of large scale regeneration and development projects.
I enjoy working in collaboration with clients to help achieve their wider strategic goals and providing practical advice on the complex process of securing valuable planning consents to unlock the potential of development land.
Areas of expertise:
- Section 106 Agreements
- Planning applications (review and strategic advice)
- Highways and infrastructure
- Planning appeals and judicial review
- Compulsory purchase orders
- Community infrastructure levy
- Certificates of lawfulness
- Permitted development
- Use classes
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 2004
Advising on planning strategy and negotiation of a complex section 106 agreement to support the development of a 1,500-home community, which includes a care facility, retail, commercial and leisure provision.
Advising on the regeneration of a large residential estate and negotiating a section 106 agreement to support the planning application for new residential dwellings and improved community facilities.
Negotiation a section 106 agreement for the redevelopment of former food and retail units in a key town centre location to provide for 904 new homes with retail and commercial uses.