Tim appears regularly at public inquiries and has handled all kinds of proposals, including those for housing development (with a focus on those raising issues relating to the need for housing and housing land supply), employment, retail, listed building waste and minerals matters.
Other aspects of his practice include:
- Working closely with and advising local authorities on the preparation of local plans and appearing on behalf of local authorities and developers at examinations in public.
- Promoting town centre redevelopment and sustainable urban extensions, including through the making of compulsory purchase orders.
- Gypsy and traveller planning applications, appeals and enforcement, including injunctions (focusing on human rights and discrimination issues and the assessment of need).
- Advising on and appearing at public inquiries into sensitive development affecting Green Belt, SPAs, SACs, listed buildings, registered historic parks and garden, conservation areas and windfarm development.
- Negotiation and re-negotiation of section 106 agreements.
- Planning enforcement: injunctions, stop notices, “direct action” under s.178 of the 1990 Act and enforcement appeals.
- Town and village greens, and commons.
- Compulsory purchase and compensation on behalf of developers, land owners and local authorities.
Tim’s local government practice focuses on:
- Environmental protection (especially EPA 1990)
- Creation of shared services
- Licensing and state aid
- Local authority modernization
- Local government reorganisation
- Local authority contracting and housing
- Vires issues
- Royal Town Planning Institute
Qualifications & awards:
- University of Birmingham, BSc (Hons) Geography 1982; University of Sheffield, MA Town and Regional Planning 1985; University of Warwick Business School, Master of Public Administration 2007. MRTPI