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Howes Percival LLP

Planning

2 ranked lawyersBand 2East AngliaUK 2021 View ranking table

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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

An impressed client comments: "They are our go-to firm for planning."

Another says the firm provides a "good service with strong, knowledgeable teams who are willing to work closely with the client and support our position."

Work highlights

Advised Breckland District Council on a sustainable urban extension comprising 4,000 dwellings, commercial development and a link road.

Notable practitioners

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's standards of client care are first-rate and he consistently provides advice in a timely manner. He has excellent knowledge of planning case law and practice, which he combines with a high level of commercial understanding." "Jay is very knowledgeable, diligent and commercial. His strategic insight is his standout feature."

Head of the planning team Paul Wootton advises local authorities and developers on matters such as compulsory purchase, large-scale residential development projects and appeals of planning decisions.
"His experience aligns very well with what we need in terms of industry expertise. His approach is always proactive, applied, responsive to our needs and extremely reliable." "He is a good leader who runs his team very well and he is a good negotiator."

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East Anglia

Planning


Jay Mehta
Star Associates
Paul Wootton
Band 2