Tom is an experienced planning lawyer who deals with a wide range of planning issues, both contentious and non-contentious, on behalf of developer clients, acting on a national basis for a number. Tom’s key focus is the house-building sector (both market and retirement sector), advising in respect of residential or residential led mixed-use schemes. He also has considerable experience in contentious planning work, representing clients in planning appeals and High Court legal challenges.
Additionally, Tom is responsible for a niche practice advising ports and marinas in respect of operational agreements and statutory consents.
Recent examples of work or case studies:
- Advising a consortium of leading retirement housebuilders in respect of a High Court challenge to the lawfulness of Mayor of London’s supplementary planning guidance dealing with affordable housing provision.
- Advising in respect of residential development of 500 homes, including a local centre and a substantial area of SANG
- Advising in respect of several substantial (900 – 1000 unit) estate regeneration schemes in London
- Advising a harbour authority as to the extent of its permitted development rights in order to deliver a substantial number of new moorings without the need for a planning application