St John’s Chambers’ Planning team includes QCs, senior juniors and juniors, many recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories.  The team practise nationwide and at all levels of the planning system – the High Court and above, inquiries, prosecutions and informal hearings. 

The team has extensive knowledge in all areas of town and country planning, environmental law and town and village greens. We offer a full service of heavy-weight advocacy alongside technical advisory  skills.

How can our barristers help you?

Our barristers can give you advice and representation in a wide range of areas including:

  • Town and country planning
  • Town and village greens
  • Enforcement
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Minerals
  • Contaminated land
  • Wind farms
  • Section 106 Agreements

Head of the planning team, Peter Wadsley, has recently been described by Chambers UK as the number one junior on the Western Circuit for planning and environmental work.

The team are regularly instructed by local planning authorities, developers, private individuals and residents’ groups for assistance at all stages of the planning process.

Many professionals can instruct members directly under the Licensed Access Scheme, and some members can also now accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme.

Our team regularly delivers lectures to solicitors and other professionals on recent developments in the law and practice. If you are interested in arranging a lecture then please contact our clerks.