John is a partner in our real estate team.

John advises on the full extent of the consenting process including the review of planning applications, EIA, lawfulness of planning conditions, drafting and negotiation of complex s.106 planning agreements, permitted development rights, CIL and impacts on listed buildings. He also advises in respect of planning appeals (through to hearing and inquiries) and in relation to Judicial Review. He also has expertise advising clients under threat of planning enforcement action.

John also has significant experience advising on the promotion of major infrastructure development (DCOs) and compulsory purchase orders, including protecting clients' assets from their impacts and securing compulsory purchase compensation.

  • Advised in relation to all planning and land assembly aspects of a development of 1,300 dwellings in Chichester. Drafted and negotiated s.106 and s.278 agreements, advised in relation to planning application EIA, appropriateness of conditions and advising on land assembly by compulsory purchase order
  • Drafted and negotiated a s.106 agreement for a development of 961 dwellings in Dorset, together with agreements for delivery of a connecting road to the adjacent development site. Also advised on Judicial Review risk in respect of viability review obligations
  • Advised on EIA and drafted and negotiated a s.106 agreement for an allocated site of 450 dwellings, together with advising in relation to the phased sale of the site post consent
  • Advised in relation to development in Cheltenham for 1,100 dwellings including negotiation of a development agreement with the Local Authority which included the use of Compulsory Purchase powers
  • Advised in relation to lawfulness of conditions and negotiating and drafting s.106 agreement for a nine storey mixed use development comprising 59 residential units, Co-op food store and 5,000 sq ft of offices
  • Negotiated the s.106 Agreement for a new 150 bed co-living development in Kingston, Surrey including commercial space and also advised on its onward sale