Overview

Our specialist team of lawyers has advised local authorities, Historic England and The National Trust on a variety of listed building regulation issues. We understand the complex challenges involved in obtaining listed building consent, which is a highly regulated area. 

With our considerable experience, we can advise on the timeframes and cost implications of acquiring listed building consent and permissions affecting other heritage assets such as scheduled ancient monuments. This allows our clients to pursue ambitious development projects that successfully integrate modern development with sympathetic preservation of heritage assets. 

Our lawyers understand the constantly evolving caselaw and planning criteria involved in listed building regulation. We specialise in advising on listed building consent issues including development within the setting of heritage assets that could affect their significance. 

Areas of focus

  • Our expertise covers all aspects of listed building regulation, including:
  • Drafting applications for listed building consent 
  • Negotiation and appeals
  • Advising on criminal prosecution
  • Cost implications and tax-efficient solutions
 
Experience

Crown Court prosecution for English Heritage in respect of demolition of a listed building.

Acting for The National Trust on the Stonehenge road tunnel scheme and new visitor facilities.

Drafting prosecution guidance to local planning authorities on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Acting successfully on numerous windfarm inquiries (eg for RES) with turbines located within the settings of heritage assets.

Successfully defending a windfarm planning permission for RWE Npower granted on appeal against a challenge that heritage issues had been inadequately dealt with by the Inspector.

Meet the team
Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Julian Boswall

Julian Boswall Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

  • Head of Planning and Compulsory Purchase
  • Regeneration and Highways
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

What others say...

Undisputed standing as a heavy hitter, receiving frequent instructions on major wind farm developments. Garners widespread acclaim for its deft handling of sophisticated infrastructure-side projects and its representation of high-level clients in the private and public sectors.

Chambers UK 2015