Christopher Proudley

Consultant Solicitor & Specialist Planning Lawyer

Commercial Property

My Approach

To provide clear advice on the often complicated and technical area of planning permissions and related matters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Planning applications and permissions
  • Planning appeals
  • Section 106 agreements and unilateral undertakings
  • Agreements for sale/lease of land conditional on planning permission
  • Compulsory purchase orders and appropriation
  • Highways and other infrastructure
  • Judicial review and High Court challenge

Recent Work Includes

  • Obtaining planning permission and negotiating section 106 agreements/unilateral undertakings for retail, residential and commercial developments, both with the local planning authority and on appeal
  • Acting for developers in acquiring sites conditional on planning permission and by way of compulsory purchase
  • Acting for landowners in the sale of land to developers conditional on planning permission and in resisting compulsory purchase orders
  • Advising local planning authorities in respect of planning applications and section 106 agreements Promoting compulsory purchase orders for acquiring authorities
  • Negotiating infrastructure agreements
  • Assessing and resisting judicial review proceedings

Experience, Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • Law Society final exams passed in one sitting 1984
  • LLB (Hons) Law Degree from University of Manchester (2:1) 1983