Andrew Tait QC’s areas of work are in planning, environmental, administrative and land compensation. He has wide experience across the planning field, particularly in housing and minerals. He advised the Olympic Delivery Authority on the planning permissions for the 2012 Olympics.
He has promoted and opposed Development Consent Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders, Compulsory Purchase Orders and parliamentary bills. Schemes he has promoted include the Victoria Station Upgrade, the Northern Line Extension, Barking Riverside Extension, Bank Station Capacity Upgrade, the Poole Twin Sails Bridge, the DLR (2012 Games Preparation) Order, the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme, the Weymouth Relief Road, the South Devon Link Road, the East Leeds Orbital Extension and the Greater Nottingham LRT Bill. He acted for BAA on Crossrail, for BAA and BMW on HS2 and for ABP in opposing the M4 Newport scheme. He has successfully resisted many judicial reviews, most recently in BBOWT v Secretary of State for Transport and in Client Earth v Secretary of State for Business (2019 and 2020).
Planning and Environment Bar Association (Chairman 2016-2019), the Administrative Law Bar Association, the Parliamentary Bar, the Compulsory Purchase Association, the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the Association for Real Property and Infrastructure.