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Planning | UK Bar

Northern/North Eastern (Bar)

This section covers the area of law relating to the processes of planning applications for the development, construction or change of use of a building or buildings; compulsory purchase orders (CPO); and s106 agreements. The work in this section can be contentious – for example, judicial reviews, inquiries and appeals; and non-contentious – for example, planning and CPO strategies relating to development projects and urban regeneration schemes.

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  1. Kings Chambers
    Kings Chambers
    2024 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Kings Chambers remains the pre-eminent set for planning expertise in the North of England and attracts a wealth of praise from instructing solicitors. Barristers at the set handle complex planning appeals and inquiries, and are adept at acting for both appellants and local planning authorities. Members of Kings Chambers handle everything from objections to residential developments, to compulsory purchase matters and listed buildings issues. A source describes Kings Chambers as an "exceptional chambers with counsel who have detailed knowledge." Notable recent instructions include acting for York University on a Local Plan Examination seeking large-scale green belt release.