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Planning - South West
"He is quite understated and never jumps in with unformulated thoughts. He is very reasoned and has great client skills."
This content is provided by Gary Soloman
Partner and head of Burges Salmon's planning and compulsory purchase team. Recent/current matters: acting for Isle of Anglesey County Council in relation to the proposed new nuclear power station at Wylfa, including promoting a CPO for significant highway improvements. Advising on a number of town and city centre regeneration schemes and acting for the Canal and River Trust and the Environment Agency in promoting CPOs to deliver European funded environmental works along the River Severn. Gary also recently assisted Redrow Homes secure permission for a 7,000 home garden village at Plasdwr, North-West Cardiff.
Trained Weymouth and Portland Borough Council; qualified 1997; assistant solicitor Ashford Borough Council (1997-2000); solicitor Burges Salmon 2000-to-date; associate 2001; partner 2005; solicitor-advocate (Higher Courts Civil Division).
Law Society Planning Panel; legal associate Royal Town Planning Institute; national committee member Compulsory Purchase Association.
Regularly writes planning and CPO updates.
Educated at University of Southampton (LLB Law).