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Admitted as a Solicitor:   2003


Tel:      020 7870 7500


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Development / regeneration
Planning law
Public law

John has extensive experience of advising local authority and private clients on town and country planning applications; compulsory purchase and compensation; public inquiries and appeals; the negotiation and drafting of Section 106 Agreements; undertakings and other infrastructure agreements; the Community Infrastructure Levy; listed buildings and conservation areas; applications to the courts to challenge planning decisions by way of judicial review and statutory challenge.  In addition to acting for numerous local authorities, John has advised private clients including Sainsbury’s, Transport for London, Network Rail, BP International, ING Real Estate and property developers including Barratt, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey.  John is recommended by the Legal 500.   



Highlights include advising:

  • Numerous local authorities on major regeneration and CPO cases. 

  • A local authority on a £42million HIF grant funded CPO Project relating to highway improvements to enable delivery of over 3,000 homes

  • The Royal Borough of Kingston in respect of compulsory purchase proposals to acquire land for housing estate regeneration.

  • Network Rail on compulsory purchase and compensation issues arising under the Transport and Works Act Order for the Thameslink project; and advising its predecessor Railtrack Plc, on the compulsory purchase and compensation aspects of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1).

  • Middle Eastern investors in respect of B1 development, including listed building consent in respect of the remains of the listed St.Alphage Church Tower; a separate scheduled monument consent in respect of a section of roman wall and medieval wall at St.Alphage Garden; and related section 106 agreements, all at One London Wall Place, London Wall, London EC2. 

  • BP International in connection with planning applications for 60,000 square metres of floor space for office research and development purposes on land at Sunbury on Thames; including the completion of a series of section 106 agreements.

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