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Shoosmiths LLP

Planning

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive planning offering with a broad client base, with particular aptitude in connection with heritage matters. Also advises on a range of large strategic development matters across housing, retail and leisure, among other areas. Fully equipped to advise clients in both the public and private sectors. Recent work includes a number of long-term development schemes.

Strengths

One client appreciates that "they are really prompt to respond and always helpful."

Work highlights

Advised Historic England as an interested party on the judicial review brought by Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site against the Secretary of State's decision to grant development consent for the A303 tunnel under Stonehenge.

Notable practitioners

Tim Willis has particular strength in residential-led mixed-use projects, handling planning condition breaches, compulsory purchase orders and amendment issues.

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Overview

The planning maze can often be confusing but Shoosmiths’ planning team has a wealth of experience in supporting private and public sector clients on all aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase law, balancing their strategic objectives with the various demands placed upon them by the planning system.

Our specialist team has worked with commercial and residential developers, investors, retail and leisure operators, social housing bodies, major corporate occupiers, banks and other funders and a range of public sector bodies on some of the UK's most complex and challenging urban regeneration schemes, along with mixed use, residential, retail and private rented sector (PRS) developments.

Whether it is general planning advice, the drafting of infrastructure agreements or strategic planning advice to facilitate delivery of complex mixed use schemes, our team has a significant knowledge and expertise to help our clients get the deal done. Our approach is always to look forward and anticipate potential planning policy and statutory changes, and to assist in the interpretation of existing policy, such as the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Planning

Shoosmiths LLP

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Location

2 Colmore Square

38 Colmore Circus Queensway

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B4 6BJ

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Midlands

Planning


Tim Willis
Band 2