Overview

Stephen is a senior associate in the planning and compulsory purchase team and regularly advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious planning matters, including:

  • the development of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs)
  • all forms of energy development (particularly renewables)
  • DNS projects in Wales
  • waste development
  • major leisure development and regeneration
  • major housing and new community proposals
  • community infrastructure levy matters
  • rail and highways infrastructure

Stephen has extensive experience of judicial reviews, statutory challenges and planning appeals. He is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and regularly speaks at RTPI and RICS conferences. He contributes to the Rail Freight Group's newsletter, along with other rail magazines such as the Rail Technology Magazine.

'Stephen Humphreys is highly efficient, ensuring that we fully understand all aspects of the planning issues involved. He is logical, professional and clear-thinking, and has a great depth of knowledge. Very happy to recommend him.' - Legal 500, 2021 

Experience
  • Instructed by Highways England on the A38 Derby Junctions NSIP scheme.
  • Advising the Isle of Anglesey Council on the Wylfa Newydd NSIP development, including drafting the section 106 for the new nuclear power station, the section 106 for the Site Preparation and Clearance Works and the redevelopment of a 600 acre site for worker accommodation.
  • Promoting a number of proposed solar farms and wind farms on behalf of developer clients.
  • Negotiating the s.106 for a new mixed use / 2,500 unit housing development.
  • Acting for a local authority client on a new marine/coastal regeneration project.
  • Advising on the proposed development of a £500m snowdome and leisure park facility.
  • Significant experience of acting on appeals (mainly hearings and inquiries) and judicial reviews and statutory challenges.

What others say...

Stephen Humphreys shows excellent attention to detail and always remains conscious of the client’s best interests.
Legal 500 2020