Planning & Compulsory Purchase Barristers

"A truly impressive set acting across the full spectrum of real estate disputes."
Chambers UK 2016

Guildhall Chambers covers the full spectrum of planning law and related issues.

Guildhall Chambers is a leading regional set for planning and environmental law.  We take pride in offering a service of the highest quality, characterised by client responsiveness and cost effectiveness.  

Chambers houses a number of specialist practitioners whose advocacy and advisory work spans the full spectrum of planning, environmental and other related local government and land-use matters.  We are regularly instructed by developers, landowners, private interests, local authorities, regulators and other public bodies.  Our barristers have appeared in a substantial number of high-profile cases. 

We take particular care to forge strong collaborative working relationships with our clients; we are commercial and cost-effective, and we take pride in our approachability and responsiveness.  We are ideally located to service work across the south west region as well as nationally, and we are technologically well-resourced, enabling us to offer seamless efficiency in a fast-changing working landscape.  

Members regularly speak at events and provide legal updates and articles, and we are pleased to work alongside clients to provide bespoke training where invited to do so. 

Our barristers appear in the full range of forums and tribunals, including: 

  • planning appeals and call in inquiries
  • enforcement appeals
  • development plan examinations
  • judicial review and other Administrative Court proceedings
  • prosecutions
  • injunction proceedings
  • highways, footpath and town and village green inquiries
  • compulsory purchase proceedings 

Our experience acting as advocates and advisors is extensive; it covers the full range of planning and related matters, including the following: 

  • infrastructure development
  • major residential schemes, including urban extensions and new communities
  • medium- and small-scale residential development
  • residential care villages
  • supermarket and other retail schemes
  • office, warehouse and industrial projects
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Appropriate Assessment
  • wind energy development
  • section 106 obligations and CIL
  • the historic environment
  • holiday resorts and caravan parks
  • green belt development
  • traveller and gypsy sites
  • food and drink, sports and leisure, and gambling development
  • waste collection and disposal
  • advertisements
  • trees
  • town and village greens, highways and footpaths
  • compulsory purchase

Clerk Contact Information

For further information and enquiries please contact our civil clerks via email or on 0117 930 9000.