NIGEL HEWITSON
PARTNER 
Admitted as a solicitor:   1988

 CONTACT DETAILS

Tel:       020 3026 1873

Email:   nigel.hewitson@djblaw.co.uk

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Planning

Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets 

 

Nigel is an expert in planning law and listed buildings.  He wrote the leading authority textbook, “Listed Buildings and Other Heritage Assets” (5th Ed) and is a Member of the Legal Sub Panel for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. 

 

He has advised on major planning projects including the Stonehenge/A303 Tunnel Public Inquiry and multiple public inquiries into tall buildings in London including The Shard. 

 

He has a national reputation for his planning expertise and is an Associate Editor of Butterworth’s Planning Law and an Associate Editor of the Planning Volumes of the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents.  He is experienced in judicial review cases for defendant public bodies and claimant developers. 

 WORK HIGHLIGHTS 

Highlights include advising:  

  • London Borough of Harrow Council on the leading case on CPO compensation for injurious affection to a hotel (Widtree Hotels v LB Harrow (HL)). 

  • English Heritage on Public Inquiries relating to the development of tall buildings in London including The Shard. 

  • Lafarge Tarmac on the development of land in North Kent for a proposed Paramount theme park. 

  • Office Estates on the development of a residential-led mixed use development in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area. 

  • London Thames Gateway Development Corporation on the 4km River Lee foul water storage tunnel (associated with the Thames Tideway Tunnel project). 

  • Co-op on a judicial review of Swindon BC decision to grant permission for an Aldi supermarket on land identified in the local plan as being for employment-generating uses. 

 

LONDON 

Tel: 020 7870 7500 

MANCHESTER

Tel: 0161 669 4800

BIRMINGHAM

Tel: 0121 227 9600 

TAUNTON

Tel: 01823 279 279

 

Fax Number:  

0330 043 2125

 

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