Expert advice on all aspects of planning, highways, compulsory purchase and compensation law

A top-ranking firm in the specialist and complex areas of planning, highways and compulsory purchase & compensation, Gateley Plc offers extensive experience and proactive, practical advice.
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Our national Planning team advises on all aspects of planning, highways, compulsory purchase and compensation – all highly controversial matters that call for careful consideration by expert, experienced practitioners. We also advise on local government law, practice and procedure, and on environmental and climate change issues.

We’ve earned an enviable reputation in this field, both for the skilful way we manage and navigate these complex areas and the quality of the strategic advice and guidance we provide.

We offer experience in all areas of development. This includes advocacy in public inquiries and hearings. Our experts are on hand throughout the lifespan of any scheme – advising on everything from the very inception of project and strategy for moving a project forward, through the planning application stage and any subsequent appeal, to High Court challenges or litigation if necessary.

At every stage, we’re dedicated to delivering a consistently high level of service. Our proactive, practical approach ensures that any issues are identified and resolved before they become problems, and the combination of experience, expertise and skill within our team enables us to provide a flexible and tailored service that results in an exceptional level of personal support.

Almost all of our work is in the private sector, for developers, landowners, housebuilders, retailers and elite sports clubs. Our clients include Miller Homes, The Co-operative Group, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Everton FC. We’ve advised on projects related to retail, residential, employment, infrastructure, minerals, town centres, stadia, tall buildings, energy and waste. Our expertise covers greenfield, urban and town centre regeneration and mixed-use schemes.

Whatever the nature of the project we’re advising on, we use the planning system and work with other professional consultants and specialists in our own construction and real estate teams to achieve your commercial aims in a cost-effective way.

New Planning Law Tracker

Our specialist Planning team has created our ‘New Planning Law Tracker’ to help planning professionals keep up-to-date with legislation that is currently in force.

Central Government repeatedly makes piecemeal changes to planning legislation – recent years have been no exception – and while the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 have propounded significant changes to planning law, not all of these came into force straight away.

With that in mind – while certain sections may be subject to saving and transitional provisions – this schedule will assist busy practitioners in keeping up-to-date with planning law which is in force as of 15 March 2019.