04 April 2017

The planning team from Burges Salmon has been shortlisted as Planning Law Firm of the Year for the Planning Awards 2017.

This is in recognition of the team’s work on the Glyn Rhonwy hydro pumped storage scheme in Snowdonia. This 99.9MW project, promoted by Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Ltd, is the first grid scale pumped storage project in England and Wales for 30 years, and the first pumped storage project to be consented under the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime.

The awards, organised by Planning magazine and Planning Resource, celebrate the outstanding work of local authorities, consultants, developers, lawyers, voluntary and neighbourhood groups and all the other key players in the planning system.

Head of the planning and compulsory purchase team at Burges Salmon, Gary Soloman, said: “It is great to receive this recognition for a fascinating project, which reuses two abandoned slate quarries after over a century. It is testament to the hard work of the team and we look forward to the announcement of the winners in June. We are particularly proud of our NSIP capabilities and being involved in major infrastructure projects across the UK that we handle through the entire process, from pre-application to construction.”

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Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

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

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