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Birketts LLP

Planning

2 ranked lawyersBand 1East AngliaUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Notable regional practice with extensive experience advising house builders on residential development projects. Regularly tackles planning and enforcement appeals, judicial reviews, planning inquiries and all manner of strategic land issues. Clients include developers and a number of public sector bodies.

Strengths

One client reports: "They are well briefed and progress cases in a very timely manner. Birketts proactively look after their clients' interests and are excellent in communication on cases." 

Another interviewee says: "They are tirelessly flexible in working with the client to find solutions to very complex challenges."

Work highlights

Advised CBRE and Mersea Homes in relation to planning permission for a mixed-use development, as part of the wider Ipswich Garden Suburb project for up to 815 dwellings, a district centre and primary school and supporting uses.

Notable practitioners

Deborah Sharples advises clients such as landowners, house builders and developers on the planning aspects of development projects. She advises on judicial reviews and challenges to planning decisions, including acting for interested parties in environmentally sensitive matters. She is also particularly well versed regarding the planning and environmental aspects of energy projects.

Tom Newcombe represents a wide range of clients including landowners, residential and commercial developers as well as local authorities. He is recommended for matters such as planning appeals and highways advice, and has particularly acute expertise in strategic land projects.
"Tom Newcombe is really good with client care, good at spotting the issues and at getting to grips with the problem." "He is knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic, as well as collaborative."

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Overview

We are a team of twelve specialists in this field, drawn both from the public and private sector, providing high quality, practical advice and representation on all aspects of planning law and environmental law.

The team is regularly instructed by developers, land owners and local planning authorities. We offer a full service encompassing all aspects of planning law and environmental law and provide practical, solution-focused advice at a competitive price. We are experienced in providing support for planning applications and appeals, section 106 Agreements and planning enforcement

We can add significant value to the service by drawing on the expertise of other firm members who specialise in property transactions and public law.

Planning

Birketts LLP

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Location

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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East Anglia

Planning


Deborah Sharples
Band 2
Tom Newcombe
Band 1