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Amanda Beresford

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Practice Areas

Amanda Beresford has over 20 years’ experience of planning, environmental, compulsory purchase and highways law. She is a qualified Planner as well as a Solicitor and leads Shulman’s Planning team.

Amanda acts for a wide range of clients, including private sector developers, national infrastructure providers, residential developers and local authorities. Her planning experience includes: planning appeals; heritage legislation; planning enforcement; planning judicial reviews and legal challenges; Development Consent Orders; Section 106 Agreements; Environmental Assessment; Habitat Regulations Assessment; and compulsory purchase.

Amanda was named in the national top 20 highest rated Planning Solicitors for 2018 by the Planning Law Survey.

Professional Memberships

Amanda is President of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Planning Group of the Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the British Chambers of Commerce's Experts Panel on Planning. She is also a member of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Group.


Amanda is an editorial board member of the Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal and the Regeneration of Volume of CIPSA/TIS Online. She is the author of the British Urban Regeneration Handbook, Planning and Environment Chapter, and has written articles and spoken at professional events for the RTPI, TCPI, and RICS.