Overview

Gary is head of the firm's planning and compulsory purchase team.

He specialises in major planning applications, infrastructure agreements (including section 106 agreements), compulsory purchase and compensation (including advocacy), and highway aspects of development.

He is a member of the Law Society's Planning Panel, a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Higher Court Advocate. He is also a national committee member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.

Experience
  • Lead Partner for Isle of Anglesey County Council in relation to the proposed new nuclear power station at Wylfa and associated developments.  Advising on all aspects of planning and CPO.
  • Advising Pembrokeshire County Council on a CPO and SRO for a new bypass at Maiden Wells (including acting as advocate at CPO/SRO Inquiry).
  • Acting for Redrow on a new 7,000 house garden village at NW Cardiff.
  • Advising the Canal and River Trust in relation to a CPO for a residential-led mixed use development scheme in SW London.
  • Acting for Hawksworth PLC on proposals for the regeneration of Peterborough City Centre.

What others say...

'He is brilliant and able to explain things very coherently,' says one client, continuing: 'He gets issues immediately and he almost foresees what's going to be.'
Chambers UK 2017