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Planning - East Anglia
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What the team is known for

Frequently advises on sizeable residential and mixed-use developments, as well as compulsory purchase work. Handles both non-contentious and contentious planning matters, including appeals and inquiries. Clients include promoters, major house builders and local authorities.

Strengths

A client says: "We hold them in high regard as responsive and knowledgeable. They do complex matters for us and their budgeting for these matters is competitive."

An interviewee comments: "Howes Percival have a very strong team of planning lawyers. Their main strength is their ability to provide first-class legal advice while maintaining a sound commercial awareness."

Work highlights

Worked with Breckland Council to help bring forward a sustainable urban extension comprising 4,000 dwellings, commercial development and a link road in Norfolk.

Notable practitioners

Paul Wootton advises local authorities and developers on matters such as compulsory purchase, large-scale residential development projects and appeals of planning decisions. His recent work includes planning advice in relation to brownfield sites and energy and natural resources-related projects.

Jay Mehta frequently acts for promoters, house builders and local authorities in various planning matters. He is well versed regarding challenges to planning permissions and also provides advice on bringing forward urban extensions and commercial developments.
"Jay Mehta is an expert; responsive and a trusted pair of hands."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Paul Wootton
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Jay Mehta
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