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Shoosmiths LLP

Planning

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What the team is known for

Respected planning team with a strong residential and mixed-use development offering. Regularly handles compulsory purchase and land assembly matters, as well as highways issues. Enviable national client base including developers, retailers and local authorities.

Strengths

A client notes: "They areresponsive, commercial and very professional. Their client care is also very good."

Another source says: "They really understand the dynamics of the process and inspire confidence in clients."

Work highlights

Advised the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames on the planning aspects of its £850 million regeneration of the Cambridge Road Estate.

Notable practitioners

David Mathias frequently acts for local authorities on infrastructure projects, such as highway improvement schemes, with experience handling compulsory purchase orders. He also advises on residential development projects.
"David Mathias has a great eye for detail."

Kathryn Jump frequently advises residential developers on large-scale housing and garden village projects. She offers experience handling compulsory purchase and highways-related matters as well as handling planning appeals.

Lisa Tye often advises on large regeneration schemes for public and private sector clients, with notable strength in development consent orders, compulsory purchase matters and Section 106 agreements.

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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

The XYZ Building

2 Hardman Boulevard

Spinningfields

Manchester

Lancashire

UK

M3 3AZ

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North West

Planning


David Mathias
Up and Coming
Kathryn Jump
Band 2