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Southampton Office
Alleyn House
Carlton Crescent
Southampton
SO15 2EU
DX: 96882

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Tom Alder of Lester Aldridge LLP is a new entrant to the table and concentrates on advising house builder clients on their planning issues. “He is knowledgeable, approachable and efficient,” says a source, continuing: “He always provides advice and documentation in a timely manner.Close quote
Chambers
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'Tom Alder and Lucy Stevens provide a high quality service while remaining friendly and maintaining a strong team-wide work ethic'.Close quote
Planning
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Planning

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
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