Overview

Our specialist lawyers have considerable experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of section 106 legal agreements. We act for local planning authorities, developers, landowners, mortgagees and Registered Social Landlords. We also provide advice on the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations and their inter-relationship with section 106 obligations.

Our lawyers provide expert advice on planning issues within infrastructure agreements, devising unique solutions to ensure delivery. We help our clients with strategic decisions in the context of section 106 obligations, as well as drafting and negotiating significant section 106 legal agreements many of which require a novel approach. We also negotiate complex infrastructure agreements for our local authority and developer clients across the UK.

Our team has expertise in large scale developments such as residential led mixed use, highway and energy schemes, including complex infrastructure agreements. Patrick Robinson and Thomson Reuters produced a masterclass seminar about community benefit in planning decisions, available on the Thomson Reuters website.

Areas of focus

We have particular expertise with section 106 Agreements and Infrastructure agreements including the following:

  • Drafting planning agreements.
  • Negotiating planning obligations for local authority clients, for developers and landowners.
  • Devising unique and strategic solutions to ensure delivery.
  • Advising in relation to Community Infrastructure Levy requirements.
Experience

Acting for Isle of Anglesey Council on a section 106 agreement in connection with a major development for nuclear worker accommodation with legacy tourism and housing uses across three sites in Anglesey.

Acting for East Devon District Council on various section 106 agreements to ensure the delivery of major social and community infrastructure in connection with a number of development proposals including Cranbrook (a new sustainable settlement).

Acting for a number of landowners and developers on section 106 agreements in relation to large residential and mixed use developments including a 1,200 residential mixed use scheme near Western-super-Mare, a 900 unit scheme near Exeter, 220 houses proposed in Tewkesbury and a unit scheme in Cambridge.

Advising a developer in relation to Community Infrastructure Levy requirements in connection with mixed development proposals.

Acting for the Vale of White Horse District Council on section 106 agreements relating to new urban extensions at Grove (2,500 homes) and Crab Hill (1,500 homes).

Advising YTL on a major mixed use development in South Gloucestershire including acting on related planning obligations.

Meet the team
Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

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

Patrick Robinson Partner

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

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