Gary Grant of Kings Chambers is a specialist practitioner in Planning and Environmental law. Gary is experienced in bringing and defending statutory challenges, challenges by way of judicial review and other court based proceedings relevant to planning and environmental law. Recent instructions include a challenge to the legality of a joint memorandum reached on distribution of housing between three local authorities, defending a statutory challenge to the refusal of a CLEUD on a mobile home park and defending a statutory challenge arising from the correct understanding of Lambeth LBC v SSCLG.
Gary acts for local authorities, developers and interested parties at planning appeals and has considerable experience in uses including housing, waste, infrastructure, highways, employment, retail and town centre uses. Gary has experience in both promoting and opposing orders for compulsory purchase.
Gary has advised and continues to advise a number of local planning authorities in relation to the preparation and progress of local plans to adoption. Gary is recommended in the legal directories, including in the Chambers Directory 2019/20 where he is described as “ Really skilled, very calm and considered, really responsive and flexible.”
Gary presents papers to specialist training events held by RTPI and as part of the Kings Chambers CPD programme.
Gary has a wide level of experience of central government work from working on the AG’s Regional Panel and has experience of the environmental, enforcement, contractual and regulatory matters associated with planning and environmental law.
The Queen’s College Oxford MA(Oxon), BA(Jurisprudence);
Member of Middle Temple;
Called in 1985;
Provincial Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown 2002-15. Member of Kings Chambers since 2014.
Qualified Civil and Commercial Mediator.
Planning & Environmental Bar Association